Synthesis and structural studies of (2E,3E)-3-[(6-{[(1E,2E)-2-(hydroxyimino)-1-methylpropylidene]amino}pyridin-2-yl)imino]butan-2-one oxime, ligand and its mono-, di- and trinuclear copper(II) complexes

Karabocek N., ARMUTCU A., Karabocek S.

TRANSITION METAL CHEMISTRY, vol.31, no.7, pp.938-942, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11243-006-0089-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.938-942
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A new dioxime ligand, (2E,3E)-3-[(6-{[(1E,2E)-2-(hydroxyimino)-1-methylpropylidene]amino}-pyridin-2-yl)imino]butan-2-one oxime, (H(2)Pymdo) (3) has been synthesized in H2O by reacting 2,3-butenedione monoxime (2) with 2,6-diaminopyridine. Mono-, di- and tri- nuclear copper(II) complexes of the dioxime ligand (H(2)Pymdo) and/or 1,10-phenanthroline have been prepared. The dioxime ligand (H(2)Pymdo) and its copper(II) complexes were characterized by H-1-n.m.r., C-13-n.m.r. and elemental analyses, magnetic moments, i.r. and mass spectral studies. The mononuclear copper(II) complex of H(2)Pymdo was found to have a 1:1 metal:ligand ratio. Elemental analyses, stoichiometric and spectroscopic data of the metal complexes indicated that the metal ions are coordinated to the oxime and imine nitrogen atoms (C= N). In the dinuclear complexes, in which the first Cu(II) ion was complexed with nitrogen atoms of the oxime and imine groups, the second Cu(II) ion is ligated with dianionic oxygen atoms of the oxime groups and are linked to the 1,10-phenanthroline nitrogen atoms. The trinuclear copper(II) complex (6) was formed by coordination of the third Cu(II) ion with dianionic oxygen atoms of each of two molecules of the mononuclear copper(II) complexes. The data support the proposed structure of H(2)Pymdo and its Cu(II) complexes.