Group 9 and 10 complexes with the bidentate di(1H-indazol-1-yl)methane and di(2H-indazol-2-yl)methane ligands: synthesis and structural characterization†
Novel [MX2(L)2], [MX2(L)], [M(L)2]X2 and [MX(H2O)3(L)]X derivatives were obtained by interaction of MX2 (M = Co(II), X = Cl; M = Ni(II), X = Cl; M = Pd(II), X = Cl or CH3COO) with chelating L ligands (L in general, in detail L1 = bis(1H-indazol-1-yl)methane, L2 = bis(2H-indazol-2-yl)methane). With PdCl2 as an acceptor the more hindered L2 ligand affords an ionic complex of composition [Pd(L2)2]Cl2, while a neutral species of composition [PdCl2(L1)] has been isolated with L1. Whereas, by using Pd(OOCCH3)2 as an acceptor, neutral complexes of general formula [Pd(OAc)2(L)] have been isolated with both L1 and L2 ligands. All the palladium complexes adopt a slightly distorted square planar geometry, as confirmed by three X-ray structures. Additional hydrated species, one of Co(II) and the other of Pd(II), were isolated from attempts of crystallization carried out in the air, and that of cobalt displays an interesting metal environment where a L1 and a Cl are replaced by three water molecules giving rise to an ionic species, where intermolecular electrostatic interactions, intermolecular hydrogen bonds and the intermolecular aromatic interactions between the indazole groups in neigbouring L1 ligand assemble the cobalt species into a three-dimensional network.
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