Synthesis, crystal structures, and DFT calculations: novel Mn(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) complexes of N-(pyridin-2-ylmethylene)methanamine with isothiocyanate as promising optical materials

AVCI D., Ozge O., BAŞOĞLU A., Sonmez F., Tamer O., DEGE N., ...More

OPTICAL AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, vol.55, no.5, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11082-023-04668-1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Schiff base, Isothiocyanate, Metal complex, SC-XRD, UV-Vis absorption spectra, Hirshfeld surface analysis, Optical properties, Density functional theory, DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL THEORY, SCHIFF-BASE, AB-INITIO, NICKEL(II) COMPLEXES, INTERMOLECULAR INTERACTIONS, QUANTITATIVE-ANALYSIS, MOLECULAR DESIGN, NONLINEARITIES, COPPER(II), SERIES
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


To investigate the optical parameters, novel metal complexes of N-(pyridin-2-ylmethylene)methanamine (L-1), obtained as Schiff base by the condensation reaction of 2-pyridinecarboxaldehyde with methylamine, and isothiocyanate {[Mn(L-1)(2)(NCS)(2)], (1), [Co(L-1)(2)(NCS)(2)], (2), [Ni(L-1)(2)(NCS)(2)], (3)} were synthesized. FT-IR and UV-Vis spectra were applied to examine the spectral features for complexes 1,2/3 characterized by XRD/LC-HRMS. Hirshfeld surface analysis was performed to describe intermolecular interactions for complexes 1 and 2. Moreover, the CAM-B3LYP and omega B97XD/6-311 + G(d,p)//LanL2DZ levels of DFT/TD-DFT methods were used to survey optimal complex structures, spectral and nonlinear optical parameters, as well as remarkable contributions in the electronic transitions for synthesized complexes 1-3. In the mid-IR region, the mean refractive index/polarizability parameters for 1-3 were found to be 1.63/5.87 x 10(-24) esu, 1.46/4.80 x 10(-24) esu, and 1.50/4.48 x 10(-24) esu, respectively. By considering the UV-Vis absorption parameters, the experimental refractive index, optical band gap, polarizability, optical conductivity, and third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility parameters for complexes 1-3 in methanol were examined. The maximum third-order NLO susceptibility values in the photon energies of 4.68, 4.21, and 5.25 eV were obtained at 51.65 x 10(-13), 51.42 x 10(-13), and 51.42 x 10(-13) esu, respectively. In short, detailed experimental and corresponding theoretical spectral and optical parameters for the synthesized complexes were investigated in terms of structure-property. The NLO results display that complex 1 may be a candidate for NLO material using in data storage, telecommunications, laser technology, etc. sectors in the future.