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Diaquabis(2,2’-dipyridylamine)M(II) terephthalate dihydrates, M(II) = Ni, Co: synthesis, crystal structures, thermal and magnetic properties

Lidija Radovanović, Jelena Rogan, Dejan Poleti, Marko V Rodić, Zvonko Jagličić


Two new isostructural M(II) (M = Ni, Co) complexes with 2,2’-dipyridylamine (dipya) and dianion of terephthalic acid (H2tpht), [M(dipya)2(H2O)2](tpht)∙2H2O, have been synthesized by ligand exchange reaction and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, FTIR spectroscopy, TG/DSC analysis and magnetic measurements. The crystal structures of [M(dipya)2(H2O)2](tpht)∙2H2O consist of discrete complex units in which M(II) adopts deformed octahedral geometries. Two dipya ligands and two water molecules are coordinated to M(II) atom, tpht acts as a counter ion, while additional two water molecules remained uncoordinated. By numerous hydrogen bonds, all structural fragments are connected in three different chains which extend along [100], [010] and [001] directions, giving as a result a complex 3D network. The stabilization of 3D structure is accomplished by non-covalent face to face π-π interactions among pyridyl ring of dipya and benzene ring of tpht from adjacent chains. Towards the applied magnetic field, the both complexes exhibited almost perfect paramagnetic behavior.


Co(II); Ni(II); 1,4-benzenedicarboxylate; discrete complex; magnetism

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