Dinuclear complexes of Mn, Co, Zn and Cd assembled with 1,4-cyclohexanedicarboxylato: Synthesis, crystal structures and acetonitrile fluorescent sensing properties
Four dinuclear complexes: [Mn2(H2O)2(chdc)2(bipy)2], 1; [Co2(H2O)2(chdc)2(bipy)2]·H2O, 2; [Zn2(H2O)2(chdc)2(bipy)2]·H2O, 3; and [Cd2(H2O)2(chdc)2(bipy)2]·H2O, 4; chdc = e,a-cis-1,4,cyclohexanedicarboxylate and bipy = 2,2’-bipyridine; were attained as single crystals at ambient conditions. Crystallographic studies show that complexes 1, 2 and 3 are isostructural and crystallize in a monoclinic system with P21/c space group. The metal centers in these complexes are hexa-coordinated with a distorted octahedral coordination sphere. Complex 4 crystallizes in a triclinic system with a P-1 space group; in this compound the metal centers are hepta-coordinated and their coordination sphere is distorted-capped trigonal prismatic. Magnetic properties measurements reveal that complexes 1 and 2 exhibit weak antiferromagnetic ordering. Complex 4 displays solid-state blue emission properties and a high-sensitive response to acetonitrile in water based on turn-on fluorescence with a low detection limit of 1.1 µM and selectivity over common polar organic solvents.