Synthesis, crystal structure and properties of trans-[Cu(sac)(2)(en)(2)] (sac = saccharinato and en = ethylenediamine)

Guney S., YILMAZ V. T., Harrison W. T. A.

JOURNAL OF COORDINATION CHEMISTRY, vol.59, no.10, pp.1123-1130, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00958970500453218
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1123-1130
  • Keywords: ethylenediamine, saccharinato, copper(II) complex, crystal structure, METAL-COMPLEXES, COORDINATION MODES, LIGAND, COPPER(II), VERSATILE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


The title complex trans-[Cu(sac)(2)(en)(2)] (sac = saccharinato, en ethylenediamine) has been obtained accidentally by the reaction of piperazine (ppz) with [Cu(sac)(2)(H2O)(4)] center dot 2H(2)O in butanol solution. During the reaction, ppz was presumably decomposed to produce en which then coordinated to copper(II) to yield the title complex. trans-[Cu(sac)(2)(en)(2)] has been characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV- VIS, magnetic measurements and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The compound crystallizes in space group P (1) over bar ( No. 2) and it consists of neutral units linked by bi- and trifurcated N-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonds into chains which are further connected by aromatic pi-pi stacking interactions forming a three-dimensional supramolecular network. The copper( II) ion in [Cu(sac)(2)(en)(2)] sits on a inversion centre and is octahedrally coordinated by two neutral en and two anionic sac ligands. An elongated distorted octahedral geometry along the Cu - N-sac bonds is a consequence of the Jahn - Teller effect. The en ligand acts as a bidentate (N, N') chelating ligand, while sac is N-coordinated. IR and UV spectra and thermal analysis are in agreement with the crystal structure.