The synthesis and crystal structure of Cu(II) complex of a binucleating tridentate ligand 1,3-bis [N,N-bis(2-picolyl)amino]propan-2-ol (I) is being reported. The two chelating bispicolylamine arms in I are tethered by a 2-hydroxypropyl group with Cu(II) coordinating in a slightly distorted square planar geometry to give [Cu2(I)(OH2)(Cl)](ClO 4)3•2H2O (II). The crystal data for II: Triclinic, space group P1 with cell dimensions of a = 13.345 (4) Å, b = 13.873 (4) Å, c = 12.867 (2) Å, α = 111.68 (2)° , β = 100.34 (2)° , γ = 65.83 (2)° , V = 2018.4 (9) Å3, F.W. = 962.46, ρcalc = 1.583 g cm -3 for Z = 2, μ = 13.93 cm-1. © 2006 by MDPI.
- 1,3-bis [N,N-bis(2-picolyl)amino]propan-2-ol
- Cu(II) complex