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Binuclear and chain‐structure zinc(II) complexes constructed from 3,4‐dimethoxy‐trans‐cinnamic acid and N‐donor coligands 4‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)pyridine and 4,4′‐bipyridine

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3,4‐Dimethoxy‐trans‐cinnamic acid (Dmca) reacts with zinc sulfate in the presence of 4‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)pyridine (L 1) or 4,4′‐bipyridine (L 2) under hydrothermal conditions to afford two mixed‐ligand coordination complexes, namely tetrakis(μ‐3,4‐dimethoxy‐trans‐cinnamato‐κ2 O:O′)bis[[4‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)pyridine]zinc(II)] heptahydrate, [Zn2(C11H11O4)4(C8H7N3)2]·7H2O or [Zn2(Dmca)4(L 1)2]·7H2O, (I), and catena‐poly[[bis(3,4‐dimethoxy‐trans‐cinnamato‐κO)zinc(II)]‐μ‐4,4′‐bipyridine‐κ2 N:N′], [Zn(C11H11O4)2(C10H8N2)] n or [Zn(Dmca)2(L 2)] n , (II). The ZnII centres in the two compounds display different coordination polyhedra. In complex (I), the ZnII cation is five‐coordinated with a pseudo‐square‐pyramidal geometry, while in complex (II) the ZnII cation sits on a twofold axis and adopts a distorted tetrahedral coordination environment. Complex (I) features a centrosymmetric binuclear paddle‐wheel‐like structure, while complex (II) shows a chain structure. This study emphasizes the significant effect of the coordination mode of both carboxylate‐group and N‐donor coligands on the formation of complex structures.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Life Sciences, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255049, People's Republic of China

Publication date: May 15, 2013

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