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Transition Metal Chemistry

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 393-397

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

  • Ayyasami KathiresanAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Bharathiar University
  • , Krishnan SrinivasanAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Thiruvalluvar University
  • , Selvaraj BrindaAffiliated withDepartment of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science
  • , Munirathinam NethajiAffiliated withDepartment of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science
  • , Subbaiah GovindarajanAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, School of Chemical Sciences, Bharathiar University Email author 

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Abstract

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.