• Fac-mer equilibria of coordinated iminodiacetate (IDA2−) in ternary CuII(ida)(H−1B) complex formation (B = imidazole, benzimidazole) in aqueous solution

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      Fac-mer equilibria; CuII-iminodiacetate-imidazole/benzimidazole ternary complexes; stability constants

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      pH potentiometric and spectrophotometric investigations on the complex formation equilibria of CuII with iminodiacetate (ida2−) and heterocyclic N-bases, viz. imidazole and benzimidazole (B), in aqueous solution in binary and ternary systems using different molar ratios of the reactants indicated the formation of complexes of the types, Cu(ida), Cu(ida)(OH), (ida)Cu(OH)Cu(ida), Cu(B)2+, Cu(H-1B)+, Cu(ida)(H−1B), (ida)Cu(B)Cu(ida) and (ida)Cu(H−1B)Cu(ida). Formation constants of the complexes at 25 ±1° at a fixed ionic strength,I = 0.1 mol dm−3 (NaNO3) in aqueous solution were evaluated and the complex formation equilibria were elucidated with the aid of speciation curves. Departure of the experimental values of the reproportionation constants(ΔlogKcu) of ternary Cu(ida)(H−1B) complexes from the statistically expected values, despite their formation in appreciable amounts at equilibrium, were assigned tofac(f)-mer(m) equilibria of the ida2− ligand coordinated to CuII, as the N-heterocyclic donors, (H−1B), coordinatetrans- to the N-(ida2−) atom in the binary Cu(ida)f complex to form the ternary Cu(ida)m(H−1B) complexes

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      Susmita Bandyopadhyay1 G N Mukherjee1

      1. Department of Chemistry, University of Calcutta, University College of Science, 92, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata - 700 009, India
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