Journal article

Synthetic, EPR spectroscopic, magnetic and X-ray crystallographic structural studies on copper(II) complexes of the tridentate N2S donor ligand formed from 6-methyl-2-formylpyridine and S-methyldithiocarbazate (Hmpsme)

MA Ali, AH Mirza, RJ Fereday, RJ Butcher, JM Fuller, SC Drew, LR Gahan, GR Hanson, B Moubaraki, KS Murray

INORGANICA CHIMICA ACTA | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2005

Abstract

New copper(II) complexes of general empirical formula, Cu(mpsme)X • xCH3COCH3 (mpsme = anionic form of the 6-methyl-2-formylpyridine Schiff base of S-methyldithiocarbazate; X = Cl, N 3, NCS, NO3; x = 0, 0.5) have been synthesized and characterized by IR, electronic, EPR and susceptibility measurements. Room temperature μeff values for the complexes are in the range 1.75-2.1 μB typical of uncoupled or weakly coupled Cu(II) centres. The EPR spectra of the [Cu(mpsme)X] (X = Cl, N3, NO3, NCS) complexes reveal a tetragonally distorted coordination sphere around the mononuclear Cu(II) centre. We have exploited second derivative EPR spectra in conjunction with Fourier filtering (sine bell and Hammi..

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