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Issue 13, 2017
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Series of high spin mononuclear iron(III) complexes with Schiff base ligands derived from 2-hydroxybenzophenones

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The reaction of various phenols with benzoyl chloride afforded the derivatives of phenyl benzoate that subsequently underwent Fries rearrangement. The obtained 2-hydroxybenzophenone analogues were combined with linear aliphatic triamines, which afforded pentadentate Schiff base ligands. Moreover, nine new iron(III) complexes with the general formula [Fe(Ln)X] (where, Ln is the dianion of the pentadentate Schiff base ligand, N,N′-bis((2-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)phenyl)methylidene-1,5-diamino-3-azapentane = H2L1, N,N′-bis((2-hydroxy-3,5-dimethylphenyl)phenyl)methylidene-1,5-diamino-3-azapentane = H2L2, N,N′-bis((2-hydroxy-5-chlorophenyl)phenyl)methylidene-1,5-diamino-3-azapentane = H2L3, N,N′-bis((2-hydroxy-4-methylphenyl)phenyl)methylidene-1,5-diamino-3-azapentane = H2L4, N,N′-bis((2-hydroxy-5-bromophenyl)phenyl)methylidene-1,7-diamino-4-azaheptane = H2L5, N,N′-bis((2-hydroxy-5-bromophenyl)phenyl)methylidene-1,7-diamino-4-methyl-4-azaheptane = H2L6 and X is the chlorido, azido or isocyanato terminal ligand) were synthesized and characterized via elemental analysis, and IR and UV-VIS spectroscopy; in addition, the crystal structures of all the complexes were determined by X-ray diffraction. Magnetic investigation reveals high spin state behaviour in all the reported compounds. DFT calculations and analysis of the magnetic functions allowed to extract absolute values of the zero field splitting parameters and exchange coupling constants.

Graphical abstract: Series of high spin mononuclear iron(iii) complexes with Schiff base ligands derived from 2-hydroxybenzophenones

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The article was received on 21 Feb 2017, accepted on 22 May 2017 and first published on 22 May 2017

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00617A
Citation: New J. Chem., 2017,41, 5904-5915

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    Series of high spin mononuclear iron(III) complexes with Schiff base ligands derived from 2-hydroxybenzophenones

    L. Pogány, J. Moncol, J. Pavlik and I. Šalitroš, New J. Chem., 2017, 41, 5904
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ00617A

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