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Synthesis, characterization and crystal structures of oxovanadium(V) complexes derived from similar aroylhydrazone ligands

X-Z Zhang
L-X Li
H-H Li
Z. You
H-L Zhu


Reaction of [VO(acac)2] (acac = acetylacetonate) with N’-(5-chloro-2-hydroxybenzylidene)-3-methoxybenzohydrazide (H2L1) and N’-(2-hydroxy-4-methoxybenzylidene)-4-nitrobenzohydrazide (H2L2) in methanol affords methanol-coordinated mononuclear oxovanadium(V) complexes, [VOL1(OMe)(MeOH)] (1) and [VOL2(OMe)(MeOH)] (2), respectively. The complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectra. Crystal and molecular structures of the complexes were determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction method. Single crystal X-ray structural studies indicate that the hydrazone ligands coordinate to the VO core through enolate oxygen, phenolate oxygen and azomethine nitrogen. The V atoms in the complexes are in octahedral coordination. Thermal stabilities of the complexes have also been studied.


KEY WORDS: Oxovanadium complex, Aroylhydrazone ligand, Crystal structure, X-ray diffraction, Thermal property


Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2015, 29(3), 423-430.