Turkish Journal of Chemistry




The amino acids complexes of osmium(II), i.e. [Os(\eta 6-p-cymene)(\eta1-N-(rac)-phenylglycine methyl ester)Cl_2] (A) and [Os(\eta 6-p-cymene) (\eta1-N,N'-(S)-phenylalanine amido) Cl] (B), were prepared by an ultrasound energy-assisted method at room temperature. The solid structures of the newly synthesized complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray analysis. In A, osmium is bonded to 2 chloride ligands, the \eta 6-coordinated p-cymene molecule, and to a nitrogen atom of the corresponding amino acid derived ligand, whereas in the case of B the central osmium is surrounded by an N, N' bidentate amino amide ligand, by an \eta 6-coordinated p-cymene molecule, and a chloride ligand. Both complexes have a pseudo-tetrahedral geometry. As shown by X-ray structure, A exhibited racemization of the corresponding ligand. The ligand retained its configuration in B with co-crystallization of the 2 diastereomers, R_{Os}S_C and S_{Os}S_C, in a single crystal.


Osmium; X-Ray studies, N ligands, Amino acids, Half sandwich Complexes

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