Journal Article Thermal properties and crystal structures of cobalt(III)-cyclam complexes with the bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)amide anion (cyclam = 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane)

Oba, Yukiko  ,  Mochida, Tomoyuki

99pp.275 - 279 , 2015-10-15 , Elsevier
The bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)amide anion ([Tf2N]−) has frequently been used as a component of ionic liquids. To investigate the effect of this anion and alkyl substituents on the thermal properties of macrocyclic metal complexes, cobalt(III) cyclam complexes [Co(cyclam)Cl2][Tf2N] and its monoalkyl derivatives were prepared (cyclam = 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane). The corresponding hexafluorophosphate salts were also prepared and characterized. The salts with propyl and hexyl substituents melted at 171 °C and 153 °C, respectively, whereas other salts decomposed above 220 °C without melting. X-ray crystallography revealed the formation of intermolecular hydrogen bonds involving the NH hydrogens, which are responsible for the high melting points.

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