Preparation and Molecular Structure of [CuCl(L)]6; L= 2-(Methylamino)Pyridine

Document Type: Research Article


1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Teacher Training University, P.O. Box 15614 Tehran, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemistry, University of Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5, CANADA


The 2-(methylamino) pyridine, L, reacts with CuCl in THF to give hexameric copper (I) complex, [CuCl(L)]6. The molecular structure has been determined by using single-crystal X-ray diffraction method. The complex crustallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n with four molecules per unit cell. The unit cell dimensions are a = 8.3495 (15), b = 15.622 (6), and c = 17.030(4) Å with b= 98.55 (2)°. The final R value is 0.062 for 4261 reflections measured. Coordination number around Cu(1) and Cu(3) is four (nearly tetrahedral), but around Cu(2) is three (nearly trigonal). The Cu(2)-Cu(3) bond distance is 2.682 (2)Å.


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