Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia

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Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of a dioxomolybdenum(VI) complex derived from N’-(2-hydroxy-4-diethaylaminobenzylidene)-4-hydroxybenzohydrazide

G-H. Sheng, Z-L. You, H-L. Zhu


Reaction of [MoO2(acac)2] (where acac = acetylacetonate) with N’-(2-hydroxy-4-diethaylaminobenzylidene)-4-hydroxybenzohydrazide (H2L) in methanol afforded a methanol-coordinated mononuclear molybdenum(VI) oxo complex, [MoO2L(MeOH)]. Crystal and molecular structure of the complex were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction method. The complex was further characterized by elemental analysis and FT-IR spectra. Single crystal X-ray structural studies indicate that the hydrazone ligand coordinates to the MoO2 core through enolate oxygen, phenolate oxygen and azomethine nitrogen. The Mo atom in the complex is in octahedral coordination. Thermal stability of the complex has also been studied.


KEY WORDS: Molybdenum complex, Hydrazone ligand, Crystal structure, X-ray diffraction, Thermal property


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2014, 28(3), 409-414.

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