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Nickel(II) in chelate N2O2 environment. DFT approach and in-depth molecular orbital and configurational analysis

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Abstract

The O–N–N–O-type tetradentate ligands H2S,S-eddp (H2S,S-eddp stands for S,S-ethylenediamine-N,N′-di-2-propionic acid) and H2edap (H2edap stands for ethylenediamine-N-acetic-N′-3-propionic acid) and the corresponding novel octahedral nickel(II) complexes have been prepared and characterized. N2O2 ligands coordinate to the nickel(II) ion via four donor atoms (two deprotonated carboxylate atoms and two amine nitrogens) affording octahedral geometry in the case of all investigated Ni(II) complexes. A six coordinate, octahedral geometry has been verified crystallographically for the s-cis-[Ni(S,S-eddp)(H2O)2] complex. Structural data correlating similarly chelated Ni(II) complexes have been used to carry out an extensive configuration analysis. Molecular mechanics and Density Functional Theory (DFT) have been used to model the most stable geometric isomer, yielding, at the same time, significant structural and spectroscopic (TDDFT) data. The results from density functional studies have been compared to X-ray data. Natural Bond Orbital (NBO) and Natural Energetic Decomposition Analysis (NEDA) have been done for the [Ni(edda-type)(H2O)2−n] and nH2O fragments. Molecular orbital analysis (MPA) is given as well. The infra-red and electronic absorption spectra of the complexes are discussed in comparison to the related complexes of known geometries.

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The article was received on 26 Apr 2013, accepted on 24 Jun 2013 and first published on 25 Jul 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51099A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 13357-13368
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    Nickel(II) in chelate N2O2 environment. DFT approach and in-depth molecular orbital and configurational analysis

    S. R. Trifunović, V. D. Miletić, V. V. Jevtić, A. Meetsma and Z. D. Matović, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 13357
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT51099A

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