Isolation of first row transition metal-carboxylate zwitterions

Mahsa Armaghan, W Y James Lu, Di Wu, Yao Wei, Feng-Ling Yuan, Seik Weng Ng, Mostafa M Amini, Wen-Hua Zhang, David James Young, Tzi Sum Andy Hor, Jian-Ping Lang

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    Zwitterionic 3d metal carboxylates of Zn(ii), Cu(ii), Ni(ii) and Co(ii) have been isolated and structurally authenticated by X-ray crystallography. A series of 2-hydroxymethylpyridine-carboxylate ligands with different sizes and shapes demonstrate variable coordination modes with first row transition metals under different conditions, yielding a class of 17 complexes, predominantly zwitterions. The nature of the ligands permits the carboxylates to be un-coordinated, anionic and conjugated, thereby balancing the positive charges on the metal centers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)42978 - 42989
    Number of pages12
    JournalRSC Advances
    Issue number53
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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