, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 393-397
Date: 18 Apr 2012

Synthesis and characterization of cobalt(II), nickel(II), copper(II) and zinc(II) complexes of 2-nitrobenzoic acid with methyl carbazate as ancillary ligand. Crystal structure of the copper(II) complex

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Divalent metal complexes of general formula [M(2-nb)2(mc)2].2(2-nbH), where M = Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) or Zn(II), 2-nbH = 2-nitrobenzoic acid and mc = methyl carbazate (NH2NHCOOCH3), have been prepared and characterized by physicochemical and spectroscopic methods. Single-crystal X-ray study of the Cu(II) complex revealed that the molecule is centrosymmetric, with two N,O-chelating mc ligands in equatorial positions and a pair of monodentate 2-nb anions in the axial positions. The lattice 2-nbH molecules help to establish the packing of monomers through hydrogen-bonding interactions. Thermal stability and reactivity of the complexes were studied by TG–DTA. Emission studies show that these complexes are fluorescent.