Mono and bimetallic CoIIISchiff base complexes: Coordination induced ligand imidazolidine ring cleavage and stabilization

Supriti Paul, Wing Tak Wong, Debashis Ray

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2-(2′-Hydroxyphenyl) imidazoline ring grafted dinucleating diimine-diamine-tris-phenol ligand (H3aeas) has been obtained from a two-step reaction of 2-hydroxy acetophenone, N,N′-bis-(2-aminoethyl) ethylenediamine and 2-hydroxy benzaldehyde. Reaction of the ligand with Co(ClO4)2·6H2O and NEt3in MeOH-DCM solvent mixture yielded the monometallic complex [Co(aea)]ClO4·H2O (1) of imidazolidine ring hydrolyzed hexadentate proligand H2aea. Any solvent derived MeO-bridged Co2complex could not be obtained due to facile cobalt coordination assisted hydrolytic cleavage of substituted imidazolidine ring. When the reaction is carried out with Co(NO3)2· 4H2O and CoCl2·6H2O in presence of NH4NCS and NaN3in MeOH-DCM and MeOH under aerobic conditions, preassembly of bimetallic [Co2(μ-OMe)]5+and [Co2(μ-N3)]5+cores takes place on the solvent derived methoxido and azido clips through non-hydrolytic pathways in [(SCN)2Co2(μ-OMe)(μ-aeas)]·DMF (2), and cocrystals of [(N3)2Co2(μ-OMe)(μ-aeas)] (3a) and [(N3)2Co2(μ-N3)(μ- aeas)] (3b), respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-167
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Azide
  • Cobalt
  • Hydrolysis
  • Imidazoline ring
  • N O ligand 3 4
  • Thiocyanate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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