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Three routes to nickel(ii) salicylaldehyde 4-phenyl and 4-methylthiosemicarbazonato complexes: mechanochemical, electrochemical and conventional approach

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In the synthesis of Ni(II) salicylaldehyde 4-phenyl and 4-methyl-thiosemicarbazonato complexes conventional, electrochemical and mechanochemical routes were applied and compared. Polynuclear tetrahedral [Ni(sal 4-Metsc)]n (1) and mononuclear square planar [Ni(sal 4-Phtsc)(H2sal 4-Phtsc)]·CH3OH (2) were obtained by the conventional method. The electrochemical synthesis proved to be a simple and efficient route for the synthesis of brownish-red single crystals of square planar (2) and polycrystalline green octahedral [Ni(Hsal 4-Metsc)2]·(3) complexes, while the liquid-assisted mechanochemical synthesis was a fast route for the synthesis of green octahedral [Ni(Hsal 4-Metsc)2]·(3) and [Ni(Hsal 4-Phtsc)2]·(4). The advantages and disadvantages of all used synthetic methods were discussed. The characterization of square planar (2) and two octahedral complexes (3) and (4) was performed by X-ray diffraction methods, infrared and NMR spectroscopy. In addition quantum chemical calculations were performed for CS (conformer which enables O–H⋯S intramolecular hydrogen bond formation in 2-hydroxyaryl Schiff base thiosemicarbazones) and SC (conformer with the thiocarbonyl group turned away from O–H⋯N intramolecular hydrogen bond) forms of both ligands and in each case the CS conformer was lower in energy.

Graphical abstract: Three routes to nickel(ii) salicylaldehyde 4-phenyl and 4-methylthiosemicarbazonato complexes: mechanochemical, electrochemical and conventional approach

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Submitted
01 Dec 2011
Accepted
16 Jan 2012
First published
23 Feb 2012

CrystEngComm, 2012,14, 3039-3045
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Paper

Three routes to nickel(II) salicylaldehyde 4-phenyl and 4-methylthiosemicarbazonato complexes: mechanochemical, electrochemical and conventional approach

M. Cindrić, M. Uzelac, D. Cinčić, I. Halasz, G. Pavlović, T. Hrenar, M. Ćurić and D. Kovačević, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 3039
DOI: 10.1039/C2CE06611D

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