Synthesis, characterization, structure and redox property of azo-amido and orthometallated azo-imine platinum(II) complexes

Jahar Lal Pratihar*, Paritosh Mandal, Chia Her Lin

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Abstract

The reaction of the ligands bis-2,2′-(N-alkylamino)azobenzene, 1a–c, with K2[PtCl4] in a 1:1 ratio in methanol afforded two types of Pt(II) complexes, 2a–b and 2c. Ligands 1a–b give new Pt(II) amido azo complexes, whereas 1c forms an unexpected orthoplatinated azo imine complex through the unusual oxidative dehydrogenation of one secondary amine (–CH2–NH–) group of the ligand into an imine (–CH[dbnd]N–) function. All three complexes were characterized by 1H NMR and IR spectroscopy, together with elemental analysis. Furthermore, the solid-state structures of two complexes (2a and 2c) were determined using single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The diffraction analysis revealed that the ligand 1a binds with the Pt(II) ion in a monoanionic terdentate (N,N,N) fashion, offering a distorted square planar geometry where the fourth coordination site is satisfied by one chloride ligand. In contrast, the 1c ligand binds with the Pt(II) ion in a bi-anionic tetradentate (C,N,N,N) fashion, offering a distorted square planar geometry. Several weaker non-covalent forces are responsible for altering the molecular packing in the lattice. The redox properties of the new complexes were also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114102
JournalPolyhedron
Volume173
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amido azo Pt(II)
  • Bis-2,2′-(N-alkylamino)azobenzene
  • C[sbnd]H bond activation
  • Crystal structure
  • Platinum(II)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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