Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 173–188 | Cite as

Synthesis and physicochemical study of NiII complexes with tetradentate acyclic and macrocyclic N2S2 ligands as thiosalen analogs

  • K. P. Butin
  • A. A. Moiseeva
  • E. K. Beloglazkina
  • Yu. B. Chudinov
  • A. A. Chizhevskii
  • A. V. Mironov
  • B. N. Tarasevich
  • A. V. Lalov
  • N. V. Zyk


N,N’-Polymethylenebis(thiosalicylidene)iminate and macrocyclic dithiadiazadibenzocycloalkadiene complexes of nickel(II) were synthesized and their electrochemical and spectroscopic properties were studied. Dithiadiazadibenzocycloalkadiene complexes containing two DMSO molecules coordinated to Ni2+ and two outer-sphere ClO4 anions were synthesized by the reaction of the corresponding macrocyclic ligands with Ni(ClO4)2·6H2O. The structure of 3,6-dithia-10,14-diazadibenzo[a,g]cyclopentadeca-9,14-dienylnickel(II)[bis(dimethyl sulfoxide) bis-perchlorate] was established by X-ray diffraction. The UV-Vis spectroscopic data are consistent with octahedral structures of diiminobis(sulfide) complexes, a square-planar structure of the thiosalen complex, and distorted tetrahedral structures of other diiminodithiolate complexes. The reaction of S-tert-butylthiosalicylaldehyde with hydrazine hydrate afforded di(ortho-tert-butylthiobenzal)azine. The reaction of the latter with anhydrous NiCl2 produced a colored complex with the simplest molecular formula Ni(C16H12N2S2) in 15% yield. Semiempirical PM3(tm) calculations and the results of UV-Vis, ESR, and 1H NMR spectroscopy demonstrate that this complex has most probably a dimeric structure, in which two Ni centers adopt a nearly square-planar configuration. The complexes are clearly divided into two types according to their electrochemical behavior in DMF solutions. The type 1 is characterized by reversibility of the first reduction steps. The type 2 is characterized by irreversible two-electron reduction as the first step accompanied by deposition of Ni metal on the electrode surface. Rapid electrochemically initiated alkylation occurs in the presence of various alkylating agents (BunI, BunBr, (DmgH)2CoCH3) in a solution of complex 1 in DMF.

Key words

nickel(IIthiosalen homoleptic thiosalen complexes diiminobis(sulfide) complexes macrocyclic S,S-alkylidenethiosalicylimines electrochemistry UV-Vis spectroscopy 3,6-dithia-10,14-diazadibenzo[a,g]cyclopentadeca-9,14-dienylnickel(II) bis-dimethyl sulfoxide bis-perchlorate crystal and molecular structures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. P. Butin
    • 1
  • A. A. Moiseeva
    • 1
  • E. K. Beloglazkina
    • 1
  • Yu. B. Chudinov
    • 1
  • A. A. Chizhevskii
    • 1
  • A. V. Mironov
    • 1
  • B. N. Tarasevich
    • 1
  • A. V. Lalov
    • 2
  • N. V. Zyk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryM. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic ChemistryRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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