One-dimensional structures of manganese(II), copper(II) and cobalt(II) coordination complexes [Mn-II(hfac)(2)L] (hfac = hexafluoroacetylacetonate anion; L=4,4-bipyridyl), [Cu-II(hfac)(2)L] (L=1,3-dipyridylpropane or 4,4-bipyridyl-N,N '-dioxide) and [Co-II(hfac)(2)L] (L=4,4-bipyridyl-N,N '-dioxide)

M J Plater, M R S Foreman, A M Z Slawin

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Treatment of bis(hexafluoroacetylacetonato)diaquamanganese(II) [Mn(hfac)(2)(H2O)(2)] with 4,4-bipyridyl gives cis-[Mn-II(hfac)(2)-(bipy)] (1), which forms zig-zag 1-D chains. The bipyridyl ligands coordinate to the Mn cations adopting a cis geometry with an N-Mn-N angle of 90 degrees. Treatment of bis(hexafluoroacetylacetonato)diaquacopper(II) [Cu(hfac)(2)(H2O)(2)] with 1,3-dipyridylpropane gives trans-[Cu-II(hfac)(2)(1,3-dipy)] (2), which forms 1-D chains that adopt a trans N-Cu-N angle of 180 degrees. Treatment of [M(hfac)(2)(H2O)(2)] (M = Co or Cu) with 4,4-bipyridyl-N,N'-dioxide gives trans-[Co-II(hfac)(2)(4,4-bipy-N,N'-dioxide)] (3) and trans-[Cu-II(hfac)(2)(4,4-bipy-N,N'-dioxide)] (4), respectively, which form isostructural linear chains with an O-M-O angle of 180 degrees. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-136
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • crystal structures
  • manganese complexes
  • cobalt complexes
  • copper complexes
  • one-dimensional complexes

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