Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 2330-2337

Coordination state of cobalt(II) ions in solution and on a sulphonated organic polymer

Jindřiška Maternováa, Anastas A. Andreevb, Dimitrii M. Shopovb and Karel Setíneka

a Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol, Czechoslovakia
b Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


It was found spectroscopically that cobalt(II) acetate dissolved in glacial acetic acid forms the octahedral complex [Co(OAc)2(HOAc)4] which in the presence of bromide ions gives the octahedral [Co(OAc)Br(HOAc)4] and tetrahedral bromo(acetate)cobalt(II) complexes with the higher number of Br- ions. When attached to an organic polymer cobalt(II) ions are bonded in the form of octahedral [Co(H2O)6]2+ cations which form with acetic acid similar complexes as in homogeneous phase and are able to coordinate one bromide ion. Drying the copolymer possessing octahedral hexaaquocobalt(II) cations leads to tetrahedral aquocomplexes which are solvated by gaseous acetic acid and converted into the acetate complexes with the liquid acid. The latter contain the acid in the inner coordination sphere and have tetrahedral symmetry.