Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 791-799

The electronic spectra of nickel(II) bis(dithiocarbamate) chelates

Drahomír Oktavec, Bohumil Síleš, Jozef Štefanec, Elena Korgová and Ján Garaj

Department of Analytical Chemistry, Slovak Institute of Technology, 880 37 Bratislava


The synthesis and electronic spectra of the chelates of nickel(II) dithiocarbamates with ligands derived from dimethyl-, diethyl-, dipropyl-, dibutyl-, dipentyl-, dihexyl-, diheptyl-, dioctyl-, diisopropyl-, methylisopropylamine, piperidine, morpholine and piperazine are discussed. The absorption bands in the chelate spectra around 220 and 245 nm are assigned to absorption localized primarily in the S-C=S and N-C=S ligand groups. The analytically most important band with λmax around 330 nm assigned to M-L charge transfer is affected by alkyl substituents on the nitrogen atom and by the solvent polarity. The lengthening of the alkyl chain causes the increase in the intensity of the band and red-shift of its λmax; the increase of the polarity of the solvent leads to an increase in the band intensity and a blue shift.