Şengül A. | Kurt Ö. | Adler P.D.F. | Coles S.J.
Article | 2014 | Journal of Coordination Chemistry67 ( 14 ) , pp.2365 - 2376
The pseudo-tetrahedral complexes [CuL2]PF6·7H2O·CH3OH (1) and [AgL2]CF3SO3·H2O (2) (L = 3,3’-bis(2-benzimidazolyl)-2,2’-bipyridine) have been synthesized and characterized through crystal structure analyses, electrochemistry, and spectroscopic methods. X-ray structural analyses of 1 and 2 indicate that sterically constrained N4 ligands L are cis and behave as bidentate chelates to a single metal ion in a pseudo-tetrahedral fashion through the benzimidazole. As two benzimidazolyl rings exhibit considerable steric hindrance, the bipyridine unit of L remains uncoordinated. The pseudo-tetrahedral cation [CuL2]+ shows a quasi-reversible . . .CuI/CuII oxidation–reduction wave in the CV in DMF (counter-ion PF6-). The fluorescence titration of L with copper(I), silver(I), and also with pH have been conducted to examine the selectivity. The ligand shows remarkably high selectivity and sensitivity for Ag(I). © 2014 Taylor & Francis Daha fazlası Daha az