Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2002, 67, 1623-1628

Coordination Cadmium Compounds with 1,10-Phenanthroline

Zhang Weiguanga,b, Jiang Xuhongb,c, Zhong Yunb, Tan Mingyua,* and Wang Sueleind

a Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
b Department of Chemistry, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
c Department of Foundation, Zhongkai Agrotechnical College, Guangzhou 510230, China
d Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, China


[Cd(R-XA)2]n (XA = xanthate; R = Et, Bu) transformed upon reaction with 1,10-phenanthroline (phen) to [Cd(R-XA)2(phen)]. The product with R = Et crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbcn, while that with R = Bu belongs to the monoclinic system, space group C2/c. In two complexes, adjacent phenanthroline ligands form a layered array due to mutual π-π interactions.

Keywords: Xanthates; Cadmium(II) complexes; 1,10-Phenanthroline; Chelates; Crystal structure; X-Ray diffraction.

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