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Coordination Complexes Exhibiting Anion · · ·pi Interactions: Synthesis, Structure, and Theoretical Studies

DOI: 10.1021/ic800215r DOI Help

Authors: L. Barrios (Universitat de Barcelona) , Guillem Aromi (Universitat de Barcelona) , Antonio Frontera (Universitat de les Illes Balears) , David Quinonero (Universitat de les Illes Balears) , Pere Deya (Universitat de les Illes Balears) , Patrick Gamez (Leiden University) , Olivier Roubeau (Universite Bordeaux) , Simon Teat (Advanced Light Source) , Elizabeth Shotton (Diamond Light Source)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Inorganic Chemistry , VOL 47 (13) , PAGES 5873-5881

State: Published (Approved)
Published: May 2008

Abstract: The polydentate ligand 2,4,6-tris(dipyridin-2-ylamino)-1,3,5-triazine (dpyatriz) in combination with the Cu(ClO4)2/CuX2 salt mixtures (X? = Cl?, Br?, or N3?) leads to the formation of molecular coordination aggregates with formulas [Cu3Cl3(dpyatriz)2](ClO4)3 (2), [Cu3Br3(dpyatriz)2](ClO4)3 (3), and [Cu4(N3)4(dpyatriz)2(DMF)4(ClO4)2](ClO4)2 (4). These complexes consist of two dpyatriz ligands bridged via coordination to CuII and disposed either face-to-face in an eclipsed manner (2 and 3) or parallel and mutually shifted in one direction. The copper ions complete their coordination positions with Cl? (2), Br? (3), or N3?, ClO4?, and N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF) (4) ligands. All complexes crystallize together with noncoordinate ClO4? groups that display anion···? interactions with the triazine rings. These interactions have been studied by means of high level ab initio calculations and the MIPp partition scheme. These calculations have proven the ClO4?···[C3N3] interactions to be favorable and have revealed a synergistic effect from the combined occurrence of ??? stacking of triazine rings and the interaction of these moieties with perchlorate ions, as observed in the experimental systems.

Journal Keywords: Small Molecule Crystallography

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Facility: SRS and ALS

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