From monomers to solids: Controlled hydrolysis to form novel, heteroleptic hydroxide-containing complexes

Weijie Teng, Marites Guino-o, Julia Hitzbleck, Ulrich Englich, Karin Ruhlandt-Senge

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Four novel alkaline earth metal tetranuclear aryloxide/pyrazolate hydroxides of the general formula M4(ligand)6-(OH) 2(donor)n have been prepared by either adding stoichiometric quantities of water to preformed alkaline earth metal aryloxides or in a direct metalation regime combining metal, ligand (alcohol, pyrazole), and donor with stoichiometric amounts of water. The compounds are considered as potential intermediates in the sol-gel process. A nonhydrolyzable magnesium aryloxide has also been obtained using the same reaction scheme. Unexpectedly, a dimeric strontium complex with further association of a second dimer via hydrogen bonding from the solvent of crystallization, ethylenediamine, has been isolated by the treatment of strontium metal with a mixture of alcohol and water. All compounds were characterized using X-ray crystallography, 1H and 13C NMR, and IR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9531-9539
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number23
StatePublished - Nov 13 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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