Turkish Journal of Chemistry




In this study, synthesis of two new tetracyanocadmate(II) and tetracyanozincate(II) complexes based on 3-aminopyridine (3AP) and investigation of their structural properties were reported. These complexes were characterized by using vibration spectroscopy, elemental, thermal analysis and single crystal X-ray diffraction (SC-XRD) techniques. Investigation of the elemental, spectral and single crystal data of these complexes showed that the formulas [Cd(3AP)2Zn(μ4-CN)4]n (1) and [Cd(3AP) 2Cd(μ4-CN)4]n (2) fully explained their crystal structure. General information about the structural and chemical properties of these complexes obtained in single crystal form was obtained by observing the changes in the characteristic peaks of the 3AP with the [Zn(μ4-CN)4]2- and [Cd(μ4-CN)4]2- structures that make up these complexes. The behaviors of these complexes against changes in temperature were obtained by examining the temperature-dependent changes of their mass. The asymmetric unit of the heterometallic complexes 1 and 2 consist of half Cd(II) ion, half M ion [M = Zn1 in 1 and Cd2 in 2], two cyanide ligands and one 3AP.


Hofmann-Td-type complexes, 3-aminopyridine, vibration spectra, SC-XRD analysis

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