Synthesis and room temperature single crystal EPR studies of a dinickel complex having an Ni2(μ-phenoxide)22+ unit supported by a macrocyclic ligand environment [Ni2(L)2(OClO3)2] [L = 2-[(4-methyl-pyridin-2-ylimino)-methyl]-phenol]
A bimetallic nickel(II) complex with the ligand Hsalamp (2-[(4-methyl-pyridin-2-ylimino)-methyl]-phenol), having the molecular formula, Ni2C26H22 N4O10Cl2, is synthesized and characterized by elemental, UV-Vis, IR and EPR studies. The IR spectrum confirms the presence of coordinated perchlorate ion and the UV-Vis. spectrum substantiates that the geometry around the metal ion is distorted square pyramidal. In the solvent methanol, the complex undergoes dissociation indicating the nature of the complex to be 1:2 electrolyte. The single crystal EPR studies indicate that the zero-field splitting is not large and the spectra can be observed even at room temperature, not so common for a nickel(II) ion. The spin Hamiltonian parameters calculated from single crystal rotations are:g - 2.377, 2.219, 2.071 and D - 9.7, 4.2 and -13.9 mT. Optical and electron paramagnetic spectral data have been used to obtain the parametersDq,B andC.
Volume 131 | Issue 7
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