• Michael G B Drew

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    • Palladium and platinum complexes of 2-(2'-carboxyphenylazo)-4 methylphenol: Synthesis, structure and spectral properties

      Sarmistha Halder Michael G B Drew Samaresh Bhattacharya

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      Reaction of 2-(2'-carboxyphenylazo)-4-methylphenol (H2L) with [M(PPh3)2Cl2] (M = Pd, Pt) affords mixed-ligand complexes of type [M(PPh3)(L)]. Structures of both the complexes have been determined by X-ray crystallography. Both the complexes are square planar, where the 2-(2'-carboxyphenylazo)-4-methylphenol is coordinated to the metal center, via dissociation of the two acidic protons, as a dianionic tridentate O,N,O-donor, and the fourth position is occupied by the triphenylphosphine. These complexes show intense MLCT transitions in the visible region.

    • Tris-(1,3-diaryltriazenide) complexes of rhodium - Synthesis, structure and, spectral and electrochemical properties

      Chhandasi Guharoy Michael G B Drew Samaresh Bhattacharya

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      Reaction of 1,3-diaryltriazenes (abbreviated in general as HL-R, where R stands for the para-substituent in the aryl fragment and H stands for the dissociable hydrogen atom, R = OCH3, CH3, H, Cl, NO2) with [Rh(PPh3)2(CO)Cl] in ethanol in the presence of NEt3 produces a series of trisdiaryltriazenide complexes of rhodium of type [Rh(L-R)3], where the triazenes are coordinated to rhodium as monoanionic, bidentate N,N-donors. Structure of the [Rh(L-OCH3)3] complex has been determined by X-ray crystallography. The complexes are diamagnetic, and show characteristic 1H NMR signals and intense MLCT transitions in the visible region. They also fluoresce in the visible region under ambient condition while excited at around 400 nm. Cyclic voltammetry on these complexes shows a Rh(III)-Rh(IV) oxidation (within $0.84-1.67$ V vs SCE), followed by an oxidation of the coordinated triazene ligand (except the R = NO2 complex). An irreversible reduction of the coordinated triazene is also observed for all the complexes below $-1.03$ V vs SCE.

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