Synergistic cation-to-anion and anion-to-cation interactions in the binding of oxoanions: syntheses, characterizations, and single-crystal structures of [Co(phen)(2)CO3]ClO3, [Co(phen)(2)CO3]BrO3 center dot 3.5H(2)O and [Co(phen)(2)CO3]IO4

Raj Pal Sharma, Ajnesh Singh, Paloth Venugopalan, William T. A. Harrison

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Abstract

The syntheses, physical, spectroscopic characterizations and crystal structures of [Co(phen)(2)CO3]ClO3, [Co(phen)(2)CO3]BrO3 center dot 3.5H(2)O and [Co(phen)(2)CO3]IO4 are described (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline, C12H8N2). The crystal structures feature "synergistic" directional bonding interactions including cation-to-anion C-H center dot center dot center dot O(anion) bonds and anion-to-cation Cl center dot center dot center dot pi and I-O center dot center dot center dot pi bonds, as well as cation-to-cation C-H center dot center dot center dot O(carbonato) and pi - pi stacking interactions. The bromate structure also features distinctive O-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bonding networks involving the water molecules. The facile formation of this series of complex salts with relatively small K-sp values suggests that the [Co(phen)(2)CO3](+) complex ion may be effective as a binding agent for oxo-anions containing halogen atoms(halates) in an aqueous environment. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-89
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Volume996
Issue number1-3
Early online date22 Apr 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2011

Keywords

  • anion receptor
  • cobalt(III)
  • oxo-anions
  • x-ray crystallography
  • x-ray-structure
  • 2nd sphere coordination
  • weak-interactions
  • packing analysis
  • center-dot
  • complexes
  • receptors
  • design
  • ion

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