Zinc complexes of 6-methyl-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid. Crystal structure of [Zn(MeC<inf>5</inf>H<inf>3</inf>NCOO)<inf>2</inf>(H<inf>2</inf>O)]·H <inf>2</inf>O

Josefina Pons, Ricard March, Jordi Rius, Josep Ros

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Reaction of Zn(AcO)2·2H2O with 6-methyl-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid (L) yielded a new compound [Zn(MeC 5H3NCOO)2(H2O)]·H 2O. This complex was characterised by elemental analyses, conductivity measurements, infrared, 1H and 13C{ 1H} NMR spectroscopies and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal structure consists of discrete molecules involving a pentacoordinated Zn atom with a geometry intermediate between a trigonal bipyramid and a square pyramid and with the two Npy atoms occupying the apical sites. Treatment of the complex [Zn(MeC5H3NCOO) 2(H2O)]·H2O with 2,2′- bipyridine (bpy) produced [Zn(MeC5H3NCOO) 2(bpy)]. The metallic atom in this complex displays a distorted octahedral geometry and is coordinated to two ligands (L) via the pyridine nitrogen and the carbonyl oxygen atoms and to one 2,2′- bypyridine (bpy). © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3789-3792
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2004


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