Synthesis and structure characterization of [Co(H2O)2(DMSO)2(4-nba)]4-nba (DMSO = dimethylsulfoxide; 4-nba = 4-nitrobenzoate)

Srinivasan, Bikshandarkoil R

Abstract

Dissolution of a fine powder obtained by grinding of cobaltous carbonate with 4-nitrobenzoic acid (4-nbaH) in hot dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) followed by slow evaporation of the solvent resulted in the formation of cis-diaquabis(dimethylsulfoxide)4-nitrobenzoatocobalt(II) 4-nitrobenzoate 1 in good yield.  The title compound [Co(H2O)2(DMSO)2(4-nba)]4-nba 1 crystallizes in the centrosymmetric monoclinic P21/c space group and its structure consists of two crystallographically independent Co(II) ions. Each unique cobalt exhibits octahedral geometry and is bonded to a pair of terminal aqua ligands situated cis to each other and a bidentate 4-nba ligand which form the square base of the octahedron. A pair of DMSO ligands disposed trans to each other complete the hexa coordination around the central metal. The [Co(H2O)2(DMSO)2(4-nba)]+ cations and the 4-nba anions are interlinked with the aid of several weak H-bonding interactions. A comparative study of 4-nitrobenzoate compounds of cobalt is described.

Keyword(s)

Cobalt; 4-nitrobenzoate; dimethylsulfoxide; cis-diaquabis(dimethylsulfoxide)4-nitro-benzoatocobalt(II) 4-nitrobenzoate; octahedron

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