phenol-pendant cyclam-zinc(II) complex
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract The molecular structure of phenol-pendant cyclam-zinc(II) complex,4a, has been determined by X-ray structure analysis. Crystals of4a · ClO4 · CH3OH (C16H27N4OZn · ClO4 · CH3OH) are monoclinic, space groupP21/nn, with four molecules in the unit cell of dimensionsa=31.198(2) Å,b=8.426(1) Å,c=8.214(1) Å, andβ=93.96(1)°. The structure was solved by the heavy atom method and refined anisotropically toR=0.044,R w=0.062 for 1551 independent reflections. The complex assumes a five-coordinate, square pyramidal geometry, where zinc(II) is surrounded by the cyclam moiety in a planar fashion with the pendant phenolate anion occupying an axial position. An extremely short Zn-O(phenolate) bond distance of 1.983(5) Å, in conjunction with the 0.288 Å displacement of Zn(II) above the cyclam N4 plane toward the phenolate, accounts for the extremely low pK a value of 5.8 for the pendant phenol. These facts about4a, in comparison with the previous findings for the Ni(II) (4b) and Cu(II) complexes (4c) with the same ligand, illustrate well the characteristics of zinc(II) ion coordination properties.
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