First-row transition-metal complexes of a new pentadentate ligand, α,α,α′,α′-tetra(pyrazolyl)lutidine

Tyler J. Morin, Brian Bennett, Sergey V. Lindeman, James R. Gardinier

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A new pentadentate ligand, α,α,α′,α′- tetra(pyrazolyl)lutidine, pz4lut, has been prepared by a CoCl 2-catalyzed rearrangement reaction between 2,6- pyridinedicarboxaldehyde and dipyrazolylthione. The coordination chemistry with some divalent first-row transition metal (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn) chlorides has been explored. The electronic properties indicate that the new κ5N ligand is a slightly stronger-field donor to Ni 2+ and Co2+ than a related pentadentate ligand with five pyridyl donors presumably because of greater interaction between the metal and axial pyridyl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7468-7470
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008


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