Three phenanthroline-metal complexes with topologically similar but geometrically different conformations
HARVEY, MIGUEL ANGEL; SUAREZ, SEBASTIÁN; BAGGIO, RICARDO
Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
International Union of Crystallography
Año: 2016 vol. 72 p. 1581 - 1581
The structures of three related complexes of general formula M(pds)(nab)2 [pds is the peroxodisulfate anion and nab is an nitrogen-containing aromatic base], viz. bis(2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline-κ2 N,N′)(peroxodisulfato-κ2 O,O′)cadmium, [Cd(S2O8)(C14H12N2)2], (V), bis(3,4,7,8-tetramethy-1,10-phenanthroline-κ2 N,N′)(peroxodisulfato-κ2 O,O′)zinc, [Zn(S2O8)(C16H16N2)2], (VI), and bis(3,4,7,8-tetramethy-1,10-phenanthroline-κ2 N,N′)(peroxodisulfato-κ2 O,O′)cadmium, [Cd(S2O8)(C16H16N2)2], (VII), present the same topological coordination, with three chelating ligands in an MN4O2 polyhedron. The main difference resides in the fact that the first two complexes are bisected by a crystallographic twofold axis, thus providing a symmetrical environment to the cation, while in the third one this symmetry is disrupted into a clearly unsymmetrical disposition, probably by way of an unusually strong intramolecular C - H⋯O hydrogen bond. The situation is compared with similar interactions in the literature. The structure of (V) is based on a redetermination in the correct space group C2/c of the structure originally described in the Cc space group [Harvey et al. (2001). Aust. J. Chem. 54, 307-311; Marsh (2004). Acta Cryst. B60, 252-253].