Title

Cyclic versus Polymeric Supramolecular Architectures in Metal Complexes of Dinucleating Ligands: Silver(I) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Complexes of the Isomers of Bis(di(1H-pyrazolyl)methyl)-1,1′-biphenyl

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

7-23-2013

Publisher

American Chemical Society

Source Publication

Crystal Growth & Design

Source ISSN

1528-7483

Original Item ID

10.1021/cg400466k

Abstract

In the search for new examples of systems that self-assemble into cyclic metal–organic architectures, the six isomers of X,Y′-bis(di(1H-pyrazolyl)methane)-1,1′-biphenyl, LXY, and their silver(I) trifluoromethanesulfonate complexes were prepared. Five of the six silver complexes gave crystals suitable for single crystal X-ray diffraction, with only the microcrystalline derivative of 2,3′-bis(di(1H-pyrazolyl)methane)-1,1′-biphenyl, L23, proving to be unsuitable for this analysis. Of the structurally characterized silver(I) complexes, that with L22 showed an unusual trans-spanning chelating coordination mode to silver. At the same time the ligand was also bound to a second silver center giving rise to a cyclic supramolecular isomer with a 22-membered metallacycle. The complex of L34 also gave a cyclic dication but with a remarkable 28-membered metallacycle ring. The remaining three derivatives were polymeric. The results of this study underscore that a 120° angle between dipyrazolylmethyl moieties across aromatic spacers will give rise to a cyclic dication but this is not an exclusive requirement for the formation of cyclic architectures. Also, the supramolecular structures of complexes are assembled via a variety of noncovalent interactions involving the di(pyrazolyl)methyl cation most notably by weak hydrogen bonding interactions involving the methine hydrogen and an oxygen atom of the triflate anion.

Comments

Cyclic versus Polymeric Supramolecular Architectures in Metal Complexes of Dinucleating Ligands: Silver(I) Trifluoromethanesulfonate Complexes of the Isomers of Bis(di(1H-pyrazolyl)methyl)-1,1′-biphenyl, Vol. 13 (July 23, 2013): 3864-3877. DOI.