Five-coordinate Salen(tBu) complexes of zinc

A. L. Singer, D. A. Atwood

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We report here the synthesis and structural characterization of Salen(tBu) complexes of zinc. They are of the formula, Salpen(tBu)Zn-thf (1), Salophen(tBu)Zn-thf (2), Salomphen(tBu)Zn-thf (3) and Salophen(tBu)Zn-pyridine (4) (where Salpen(tBu) = (N,N′-propylenebis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylideneimine), Salophen(tBu) = (N,N′-phenylenebis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylideneimine) and Salomphen(tBu) = (N,N′-(4,5-dimethyl)phenylenebis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylideneimine). They are characterized by Mp, NMR, IR and, in the case of 2 and 4, by X-ray crystallography. A comparison will be made between 2 and 4 and the structure of [SalomphanH2Zn]2 (5) (where Salomphan = N,N′-(4,5-dirnethyl)phenylenebis(0-hydroxybenzylamine)) whose synthesis has been reported previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 3 1998

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Gratitude is expressed to the National Science Foundation ( Grant I.)4~2892 ) and the donors el' the Petroleum Research Fund (Grant 31901.AC3), administered by the American Cheniical Society, for support, The t'eceipl el' an NSFo CAREER award (CItEo9()25376) i,,, also gratd'ully acknowledBed,


  • Crystal structures
  • Five-coordinate complexes
  • Schiff base complexes
  • Zinc complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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