A novel linkage isomeric pair of mixed ligand Ni(II) complexes with IM2py-κ2N,O and IM2py-κ2N,N modes in [Ni(acac)(tmen)(IM2py)]+; synthesis and X-ray structure

Yasunori Tsukahara, Takayuki Kamatani, Takayoshi Suzuki, Sumio Kaizaki

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This is the first report of a Ni(II) complex with the six-membered IM2py chelate coordinating via oxygen, [Ni(acac)(tmen)(IM2py-κ2N,O)] PF6 (1·PF6) (acac = acetylacetonate; tmen = N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylethylenediamine; IM2py = 2-(2-(pyridyl)-4,4,5, 5-tetramethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-1-oxy). This new complex 1·PF 6 has been synthesized by the direct reaction between [Ni(acac)(tmen)]PF6 and IM2py. The X-ray analysis (monoclinic, P21lc, a = 15.378(2), b = 13.331(2), c= 16.560(2) Å, β= 116.377(6)°, Z = 4) demonstrated that the IM2py ligand is coordinated to Ni(II) as an unprecedent six-membered didentate chelate with the k 2N,O mode in 1. The corresponding linkage isomer, [Ni(acac)(tmen)(IM2py-κ2N,N)]PF6 (2·PF 6), was obtained from the deoxygenation reaction of [Ni(acac)(tmen)(NIT2py)]PF6 with NaNO2. Variable-temperature measurements of the magnetic susceptibility and UV-vis absorption bands indicated a ferromagnetic interaction in 2·PF 6 and an antiferromagentic one in 1·PF6. These facts confirm a linkage isomeric pair of [Ni(acac)(tmen)(IM2py- κ2N,O)]+ (1) and [Ni(acac)(tmen)(IM2py- κ2N,N)]+ (2) with oxygen and nitrogen coordination, respectively, in the IM moiety.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1276-1279
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 7 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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