Title

1,2-Bis(2-pyridylethynyl)benzene, a Novel Trans-Chelating Bipyridyl Ligand. Structural Characterization of the Complexes with Silver(I) Triflate and Palladium(II) Chloride

Abstract

The design, synthesis, and complexation characteristics of the bipyridyl ligand 1,2-bis-(2-pyridylethynyl)benzene are described. The X-ray crystallographic characterization of the 1:1 complexes of 1,2-bis(2-pyridylethynyl)benzene with silver(I) triflate and palladium(II) chloride are described. In the X-ray crystal structure of the silver(I) triflate complex the ligand is essentially planar with negligible distortion compatible with a good fit of the cation in the "cavity" between the pyridine N atoms. Indeed the silver center is almost linear with the N(1)-Ag(1)-N(2) angle of 177.02(10)°. The ligand is also essentially planar in the palladium(II) chloride complex with square planar coordination about the palladium with the N(1)-Pd(1)-N(2), Cl(2)-Pd(1)-Cl(2), and N(1)-Pd(1)-Cl(2) angles at 179.53(7), 177.17(2), and 90.52(5)°, respectively.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1021/ic010058u

Keywords

yydrocarbons, anions, bipyridine, ligands, cations

Publication Date

2001

Recommended Citation

Bosch, Eric, and Charles L. Barnes. "1, 2-bis (2-pyridylethynyl) benzene, a novel trans-chelating bipyridyl ligand. Structural characterization of the complexes with silver (I) triflate and palladium (II) chloride." Inorganic chemistry 40, no. 13 (2001): 3097-3100.

Journal Title

Inorganic chemistry

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