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Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 1–7 | Cite as

Syntheses and Crystal Structures of Copper(II) Bis(pyrazolyl)acetic Acid Complexes

  • Brandon Quillian
  • Will E. LynchEmail author
  • Clifford W. Padgett
  • Alexis Lorbecki
  • Anthony Petrillo
  • Michael Tran
Brief Communication

Abstract

The reaction of bis(pyrazol-1-yl)acetic acid (L) with copper(II) bromide provides two new complexes: [Cu(L-H)Br(µ-Br)]2 (1) and [Cu(L)2]⋅4H2O (2). Complex 1 is prepared by the stoichiometric reaction of L-H with copper(II) bromide in tetrahydrofuran. Dissolution of 1 in methanol causes its conversion into the bis-ligated complex (2), a highly hygroscopic material. Complex 2 can also be synthesized directly by the stoichiometric reaction of L-H with CuBr2 in methanol. Complex 1 is dimeric, interlinked by two bridging bromide ligands, and possesses terminal bromide ligands on each copper atom. The two pyrazolyl ligands in 1 coordinate with the nitrogen atoms to complete the coordination sphere of copper, resulting in a highly distorted geometry that lies between a trigonal bipyramidal or square pyramidal geometry with wide bond angles between the trans-oriented pyrazolyl nitrogen atoms and bromide ligands. Complex 2 assumes a pseudo-trigonal prismatic geometry with the deprotonated carboxylic acid that interacts weakly with copper.

Graphical Abstract

Reaction of bis(pyrazol-1-yl)acetic acid (L-H) with copper(II) bromide provides two new complexes: [Cu(L-H)Br(µ-Br)]2 (1) and [Cu(L)2]⋅4H2O (2), these compounds represent the first, well-defined, independent copper(II) compounds supported by the base bis(pyrazolyl)acetic acid ligand.

Keywords

Crystal structures Synthesis Pyrazole Copper(II) complexes Scorpionate ligands 

Notes

Acknowledgements

BQ would like to acknowledge the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund for support or partial support of this research (PRF# 53848-UNI3).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no competing financial interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brandon Quillian
    • 1
  • Will E. Lynch
    • 1
    Email author
  • Clifford W. Padgett
    • 1
  • Alexis Lorbecki
    • 1
  • Anthony Petrillo
    • 1
  • Michael Tran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryGeorgia Southern UniversitySavannahUSA

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