Three routes to nickel(ii) salicylaldehyde 4-phenyl and 4-methylthiosemicarbazonato complexes: Mechanochemical, electrochemical and conventional approach

Marina Cindrić, Marina Uzelac, Dominik Cinčić, Ivan Halasz, Gordana Pavlović, Tomica Hrenar, Manda Ćurić, Davor Kovaević

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Abstract

In the synthesis of Ni(ii) salicylaldehyde 4-phenyl and 4-methyl-thiosemicarbazonato complexes conventional, electrochemical and mechanochemical routes were applied and compared. Polynuclear tetrahedral [Ni(sal 4-Metsc)]n (1) and mononuclear square planar [Ni(sal 4-Phtsc)(H2sal 4-Phtsc)]·CH3OH (2) were obtained by the conventional method. The electrochemical synthesis proved to be a simple and efficient route for the synthesis of brownish-red single crystals of square planar (2) and polycrystalline green octahedral [Ni(Hsal 4-Metsc) 2]·(3) complexes, while the liquid-assisted mechanochemical synthesis was a fast route for the synthesis of green octahedral [Ni(Hsal 4-Metsc)2]·(3) and [Ni(Hsal 4-Phtsc)2]·(4). The advantages and disadvantages of all used synthetic methods were discussed. The characterization of square planar (2) and two octahedral complexes (3) and (4) was performed by X-ray diffraction methods, infrared and NMR spectroscopy. In addition quantum chemical calculations were performed for CS (conformer which enables O-H⋯S intramolecular hydrogen bond formation in 2-hydroxyaryl Schiff base thiosemicarbazones) and SC (conformer with the thiocarbonyl group turned away from O-H⋯N intramolecular hydrogen bond) forms of both ligands and in each case the CS conformer was lower in energy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3039-3045
Number of pages7
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume14
Issue number9
Early online date23 Feb 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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