Mononuclear Cu(II) and triple helical dinuclear Co(II) complexes of a new potentially tetradentate ligand containing inequivalent bidentate units

Craig R. Rice, Christian J. Baylies, John C. Jeffery, Rowena L. Paul, Michael D. Ward

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Reaction of the potentially tetradentate ligand L4 with Co(ClO4)2 gives the dinuclear triple helicate [Co2(L4)3](ClO4)4 with the ligand L4 partitioning into two N,N-bidentate units (phenanthroline and thiazolyl-pyridine); in contrast, reaction of L4 with Cu(ClO4)2 affords the mononuclear complex [Cu(L4)(OH2)(ClO4)](ClO4) in which L4 acts as a terdentate ligand via the phenanthroline and thiazolyl units, with the pyridyl group pendant but hydrogen-bonded to the water ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-335
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2001


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