By reaction of the bis-bidentate imino-quinoline ligand 1 with the octahedral cation Fe2+ in a 3 ∶ 2 metal/ligand molar ratio, a partial hydrolysis of the ligands is observed instead of the formation of the expected triple helicate, due to the excessive crowding of the trans-1,2-cyclohexyl spacers. The monomeric [FeII(2)2]2+ complex is obtained, whose crystal and molecular structure have been determined, in which the amino-imino-quinoline tridentate ligands 2, originating from 1 by loss of one quinoline aldehyde, coordinate Fe2+ with a mer disposition. Double helical complexes can instead be obtained by using the bis-tridentate ligand 3, featuring the same spacer of ligand 1, i.e.trans-1,2-cyclohexyl, and two imino-phenanthroline donor sets. The spectral and electrochemical properties of the low-spin double helical [FeII2(3)2]4+ complex have been studied and compared with those of the low spin [FeII(4)]2+ complex, which can be considered the monomeric half of the helicate. Significantly enhanced kinetic inertness and resistance to oxidation were found for the double helical complex.

Bis-bidentate vs. bis-tridentate imino-heterocycle ligands in the formation of dinuclear helical complexes of Fe(II).

PALLAVICINI, PIERSANDRO;AMENDOLA, VALERIA;Diaz Fernandez Yuri;MANGANO, CARLO PAOLO;
2003-01-01

Abstract

By reaction of the bis-bidentate imino-quinoline ligand 1 with the octahedral cation Fe2+ in a 3 ∶ 2 metal/ligand molar ratio, a partial hydrolysis of the ligands is observed instead of the formation of the expected triple helicate, due to the excessive crowding of the trans-1,2-cyclohexyl spacers. The monomeric [FeII(2)2]2+ complex is obtained, whose crystal and molecular structure have been determined, in which the amino-imino-quinoline tridentate ligands 2, originating from 1 by loss of one quinoline aldehyde, coordinate Fe2+ with a mer disposition. Double helical complexes can instead be obtained by using the bis-tridentate ligand 3, featuring the same spacer of ligand 1, i.e.trans-1,2-cyclohexyl, and two imino-phenanthroline donor sets. The spectral and electrochemical properties of the low-spin double helical [FeII2(3)2]4+ complex have been studied and compared with those of the low spin [FeII(4)]2+ complex, which can be considered the monomeric half of the helicate. Significantly enhanced kinetic inertness and resistance to oxidation were found for the double helical complex.
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