Synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of two bis(oxalato)cuprate(ii) salts with pyridinium type counter ions
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2022

Mono- and a di-protonated pyridine type cations have been used for the synthesis of two bis(oxalato)cuprate(ii) salts, namely, (C5H7N2O)2[Cu(C2O4)2] (C5H7N2O = 2-amino-3-hydroxypyridinium) 1 and C13H16N2[Cu(C2O4)2] (C13H16N2 = 4,4′-trimethylenedipyridinium) 2. In the crystal structures, C2O42− adopts different coordination modes: the common bidentate chelating oxalate in 1 and the relatively scarce μ-oxalato-κ3O1,O2:O1′ in 2. X-ray diffraction also revealed that [Cu(C2O4)2]2− anions do not polymerize in 1 (a phenomenon hardly observed in such salts), while in 2, the polymerization of [Cu(C2O4)2]2− units occurs via the Cu-Oaxial contact forming a zigzag Cu(ii) chain. In complex 1, the emerging building blocks are linked into 2D supramolecular layers via N-H⋯O and O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds and weaker C-H⋯O interaction to form a 3D net. In contrast to 2, the emerging building blocks are linked into 1D chains via N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which further extend to form a 3D supramolecular framework through Cu-Oaxial and other C-H⋯O interactions. The structural diversities show that iminium counterions play key roles in the construction of various architectures. Thermal analyses showed no weight loss for either system in the temperature range of 20-180 °C, which indicates that none of these complexes possess solvation water molecules. Magnetic studies indicate the presence of antiferromagnetic coupling between the spin centres in 1 and 2.


Cyrielle L.F. Dazem

Universite de Yaounde I

A.K. Inge

Stockholms universitet

Dominique Luneau

Laboratoire des Multimatériaux et Interfaces

Lars Öhrström

Chalmers, Kemi och kemiteknik, Kemi och biokemi

Justin Nenwa

Universite de Yaounde I


14668033 (eISSN)

Vol. 25 10 1479-1485


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