Methyl group influence on the formation of CuI complexes with thio-pyridine ligands

P.L. Caradoc-Davies, L.R. Hanton, J.M. Hodgkiss, M.D. Spicer

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Abstract

In order to investigate the effect of methyl group substitution adjacent to a pyridyl N donor, three ligands were synthesised and complexed with CuI in a 1:2 ratio. The crystal structures of three CuI complexes were determined. The dimethylated ligand bis(6-methyl-2-pyridylmethyl)sulfide (L-1) gave rise to a tetranuclear complex with two Cu2I2 bridges in which the Cu centres were four-coordinate. The asymmetric ligand 2-(6-methylpyridyl) methyl(2-pyridyl) methylsulfide (L-2) gave a tetranuclear complex which contained two parallel Cu2I2 bridges. In each Cu2I2 bridge, one Cu centre was three- and the other four-coordinate. In contrast, the ligand bis(2-pyridylmethyl) sulfide (L-3), with no Me substitution, gave rise to a one-dimensional coordination polymer with CuI chains. It was found that the differences in the complexes were a result of both the electronic and steric effects arising from the Me substitution of the pyridine donors and that no one effect completely dominated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1581-1585
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Volume2002
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • LEWIS-BASE ADDUCTS
  • TETRANUCLEAR COPPER(I) COMPLEX
  • = NITROGEN BASE
  • METAL(I) COMPOUNDS
  • COORDINATION POLYMER
  • CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE
  • CH/PI INTERACTION
  • HALIDE
  • CHLORIDE
  • SILVER(I)

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