Two dinuclear pyrophosphate?bridged copper(II) complexes displaying unusual strong O?H?O interactions
PEREC, MIREILLE; SARTORIS, ROSANA P; CALVO, RAFAEL; BAGGIO, RICARDO
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY COMMUNICATIONS
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Lugar: Zurich; Año: 2012 vol. 22 p. 141 - 141
The crystal and molecular structures of two copper(II) dinuclear complexes bridged by the inorganic pyrophosphate tetraanion, namely, [Cu(bipy)(cis-H2P2O7)]2·3H2O 1 and [Cu2(terpy)2(HP2O7)]·2H2O(OH) 2, are reported (bipy = 2,2′-pyridine; terpy = 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine). Both compounds are characterized by two very strong OHO interactions which play a fundamental role in their crystal structure building. Compound 1 is identical to the recently reported compound 1a (Marino et al. Inorg. Chem. 50 (2011) 378?389), except for the supramolecular interaction which is revised in the present communication. Analysis of our data for 1 reveals the existence of a strong double well OH⋯O′ ↔ O⋯(HO)′ interaction around an inversion center (OO: 2.433(2) Å), which binds dinuclear units together into  polymeric chains. Dinuclear compound 2 is monoclinic, halved by a twofold axis bisecting it through the central O atom of the bridge. The extreme disorder found in the solvates in 2 prevented an accurate description of the solvato content, and a detailed analysis of the H-bonding scheme. However, the extremely short O⋯O = 2.473(2) Å intermolecular distance points to a (quasi) symmetrical OHO interaction.