1Department of Chemistry , University of Mazandaran, P.O. Box 47416-95447 Babolsar, I.R. IRAN
2Department of Chemistry, Mohammad Reza Hariri Science Foundation, P.O. Box 47146-38474 Babol, I.R. IRAN
A binuclear macrocyclic ligand containing dissimilar N(amine)2O2 and N(imine)2O2 coordination sites sharing two phenolic oxygen atoms, was prepared by cyclic condensation of dialdehyde precursor L1H2 with 1,3-diaminopropane. The ligand includes two propionitrile pendant arms on the amine nitrogen atoms. The homobimetallic complex [ZnL2Zn(OAc)]PF6 was synthesized by one step procedure. Heterobimetallic complexes [ZnL2M(OAc)]PF6 that M= Cu(II) and Ni(II), were prepared by a trans-metallation reaction. The prepared complexes were characterized on the basis of molar conductance measurement, elemental analysis, IR, NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopy techniques. Characterization results showed that the nitrogen atoms of propionitrile pendant arms are not involved in the coordination to the metal center and also the two metal ions are bridged by two phenolic oxygen atoms and an acetate group.