Hydrogen-bonded and -stacked nickel(II) thiosemicarbazone complexes: Synthesis, spectral and structural studies

Guveli S., Özdemir N., Bal-Demirci T., SOYLU M. S., ÜLKÜSEVEN B.

TRANSITION METAL CHEMISTRY, vol.44, no.2, pp.115-123, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11243-018-0275-8
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-123
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Mixed ligand Ni(II) complexes were synthesized from triphenylphosphine and S-methyl- or S-ethyl-isothiosemicarbazone ligands derived from 3-bromo-5-chloro-2-hydroxy-benzaldehyde. The complexes were characterized by physicochemical and spectroscopic methods. In addition, their molecular structures were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. In both complexes, the Ni atom has a near square-planar geometry, being coordinated by the phenolato oxygen, azomethine nitrogen and amine nitrogen atoms of the thiosemicarbazone ligands, together with the phosphorus atom of the triphenylphosphine. The S-methyl complex includes an additional free thiosemicarbazone ligand in the asymmetric unit. X-ray analysis shows that O-HN, N-HN, C-HN and C-HO-type hydrogen bonds and - stacking interactions are responsible for stabilizing the crystal structures.