CENTRO DE QUIMICA INORGANICA "DR. PEDRO J. AYMONINO"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Crystal structures, theoretical calculations, spectroscopic and electrochemical properties of Cr(III) complexes with dipicolinic acid and 1,10-phenantroline
ANA C GONZÁLEZ BARÓ; REINALDO PIS DIEZ; O.E. PIRO; B.S. PARAJÓN COSTA
Año: 2008 vol. 27 p. 502 - 502
The crystal structures of compounds Na[Cr(dipic)2] Æ 2H2O (1) and [Cr(dipic)(phen)Cl] Æ 1/2H2O (2), dipic = dipicolinate, phen = 1,10-phenantroline, were determined. In both complexes, Cr(III) is in a distorted octahedral environment. In complex (1), the metal is coordinated to two nearly perpendicular dipic anions acting as tridentate ligands through one oxygen of each carboxylate group and the pyridinic nitrogen atom. In complex (2), Cr(III) ion is similarly coordinated to a dipic anion, defining a ligand equatorial plane. The phen molecule bridges the remaining equatorial coordination site and one of the axial positions through its N-atoms. The other axial position is occupied by a chloride ion. The optimized geometries of both compounds and their corresponding harmonic vibrational frequencies were calculated using methods of density functional theory. The infrared, Raman and electronic spectra of the complexes were recorded. Assignments of the most characteristic bands are reported and discussed. Their electrochemical properties were also investigated. Both compounds exhibit similar redox behavior; they undergo two main reduction processes involving the metal center and the dipicolinato ligand. No Cr(III) oxidation processes were found.