• Sabbani Supriya

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• Simple inorganic complexes but intricate hydrogen bonding networks: Synthesis and crystal structures of [MII(opda)2(NO3)2] (M = Zn and Cd; opda = orthophenylenediamine)

The compounds [ZnII{C6H4(NH2)2}2(NO3)2], (1) and [CdII{C6H4(NH2)2}2(NO3)2] (2) have been prepared (C6H4(NH2)2 = orthophenylenediammine = opda) and characterized by routine spectroscopic methods and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Compound 1 crystallizes in orthorhombic space group $Pcab$, where as compound 2 crystallizes in monoclinic space $P2_1/n$. In the crystal structure of 1 an extended hydrogen bonding network is formed involving zinc coordinated amines and nitrato ligands. The compound 2 consists of molecules in which the cadmium ion is eight coordinated, with two bidentate nitrate groups and two bidentate opda ligands. The geometry around the cadmium described as a distorted dodecahedron. The crystal structure of 2 shows an intricate hydrogen bonding network, formed by amine and nitro groups coordinated to cadmium.

• A simple coordination complex exhibiting colour change on slight structural modification: Synthesis and crystal structures of violet and yellow forms of [NiII(opda)2(NCS)2] (opda = orthophenylenediamine)

The violet-coloured compound [NiII(opda)2(NCS)2] (1) undergoes colour change to strawyellow colour retaining its molecular composition on standing over long period of time at room temperature in the solid state. Compound 1 (violet form) and its yellow-form [NiII(opda)2(NCS)2] (2) (opda = orthophenylenediammine) have been characterized by routine spectroscopic methods and single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. Compound 1 crystallizes in monoclinic space group $P2_1/c$ and its yellow form (compound 2) retains same space group. Their crystal structures show an intricate supramolecular network based on N-H$\cdots$S hydrogen bonds, that involve amine and thiocyanate groups coordinated to nickel(II).

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