In this work, the encapsulation of [CdBr6]4- by six cations, [Co(dien)2]3+ has been described with the help of single crystal X-ray structural study in the complex, mer-[Co(dien)2]2[CdBr6]Br2. The complex anion, [CdBr6]4- has been obtained through solution method while attempting to synthesize complex dianion, [CdBr4]2-. This newly synthesized complex has been initially characterized by elemental analyses and spectroscopic studies (IR, NMR and UV-Visible). IR and NMR studies have been used for the isomeric identification of [Co(dien)2]3+. Single crystal X-ray structure determination has revealed the presence of two complex cations, [Co(dien)2]3+, one complex anion, [CdBr6]4-, and two Br- anions. The complex has crystallized in monoclinic crystal system with space group, P21/n. The study of intermolecular interactions has confirmed the stability of crystal structure through N-H type H-bonding interactions besides electrostatic forces of attraction.
Bromocadmate anions, encapsulation of anion, inorganic synthesis, second-sphere coordination, X-ray structure
PRAKASH, VINIT; BALA, RITU; KAUR, AMRINDER; and JANZEN, DARON E.
"Encapsulation of halocadmate anion via hydrogen bonding: synthesis and characterization of bis(diethylenetriamine)cobalt(III) complex containing hexabromocadmate anion,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 46:
6, Article 23.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol46/iss6/23