Coordination Chemistry in the Solid State: Reactivity of Manganese and Cadmium Chlorides with Imidazole and Pyrazole and Their Hydrochlorides

Christopher J. Adams, Mukhtar A. Kurawa, A. Guy Orpen

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Crystalline coordination compounds [MnCl2(Hpz)(2)] 3, [CdCl2(Hpz)(2)] 5, [MnCl2(Him)(2)] 9, and [CdCl2(Him)(2)] 13 (Him = imidazole; Hpz = pyrazole) can be synthesized in solid state reactions by grinding together the appropriate metal chloride and 2 equiv of the neutral ligand. Similarly, grinding together the metal chlorides with the ligand hydrochloride salts produces the halometallate salts [H(2)pz][MnCl3(OH2)] 1, [H(2)pz][CdCl4] 4, [H(2)im](6)[MnCl6][MnCl4] 8, and [H(2)im](6)[CdCl6][CdCl4] 11. In contrast, reacting the metal chloride salt with the ligand in concentrated HCl solution yields a second set of salts [H(2)pz][MnCl3] 2, [H(2)im][MnCl3(OH2)(2)] 7, and [H(2)im][CdCl3(OH2)]center dot H2O 12. Compound 5 can be partly dehydrochlorinated by grinding with KOH to form an impure sample of the pyrazolate compound [Cd(pz)(2)]6, while recrystallizing 9 from ethanol yielded crystals of solvated [Mn4Cl8(Him)(8)] 10. The crystal structure determinations of 1, 2, 4, 11, and 12 are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10475-10485
Number of pages11
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2010

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