Synthesis and characterization of a tetranuclear Cu(II) coordination polymer containing pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid and 4-amidinopyridine co-ligand

  • Samson O. Owalude
  • Oyeyemi A. Adeyoju
  • Damilola Y. Adegbola
  • Muhammed O. Shittu
  • Olusola O. James
  • Adedibu C. Tella
Keywords: Coordination polymer, 4-amidinopyridine, pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, copper (II), infrared spectroscopy


This research demonstrates the preparation of a new coordination polymer, {[Cu4(H2pydc)2(H1apy)(H2O)2DMF].DMF}n, (H2pydc = pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, H1apy = 4-amidinopyridine) under solvothermal condition by the self-assembly of pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid, 4-midinopyridene and copper(II) acetate. The compound was characterized by elemental analysis and infrared spectroscopic technique. The analysis indicated that the 4-amidinopyridine coordinated to the copper ions through the terminal nitrogen in a monodentate fashion while the pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acids coordinated through the carboxylate oxygens in monodentate mode. Both the elemental analysis and the infrared spectroscopic data agreed with the proposed stoichiometry. This result represent the first report of a tetranuclear Cu(II) coordination polymer having coordinated 4-amidinopyridine as the nitrogen donor moiety in its structure.


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