Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia

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Synthesis and crystal structure of a polymeric zinc(II) complex derived from 4-nitro- phenylacetic acid and propane-1,3-diamine

G-H. Sheng, X-S. Cheng, Z-L. You, H-L. Zhu


A new polymeric zinc(II) complex, [ZnL2(PDA)]n, has been prepared by the reaction of zinc sulfate, 4-nitrophenylacetic acid, and propane-1,3-diamine (PDA) in water. Structure of the complex has been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The complex crystallizes as orthorhombic space group Pnma, with unit cell dimensions a = 15.732(1) Å, b = 23.912(1) Å, c = 5.5565(3) Å, V = 2090.2(2) Å3, Z = 4, R1 = 0.0427, wR2 = 0.0968, S = 1.048. The Zn atom is coordinated in a tetrahedral geometry. Single crystals of the complex are stabilized by hydrogen bonds and p···p interactions.


KEY WORDS: 4-Nitrophenylacetic acid, Zinc complex, Crystal structure, Hydrogen bonding


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2014, 28(2), 315-319.

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