Anion-π interaction stitching 2-D layers formed by self-assembly of cations of a mononuclear copper(II) complex: Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetism of [Cu(OAc)(2,2′-dypam)2](ClO4) [HOAc = acetic acid, 2,2′-dypam = 2,2′-dipyridylamine]

Somnath Ray Choudhury, Chih Yuan Chen, Saikat Seth, Tanusree Kar, Hon Man Lee, Enrique Colacio, Subrata Mukhopadhyay

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A mononuclear Cu(II) compound [Cu(OAc)(2,2′-dypam)2](ClO4) (1), where HOAc and 2,2′-dypam are, respectively, acetic acid and 2,2′-dipyridylamine, has been synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The cations of 1 link by N-H · O hydrogen bonds to form infinite 1-D zig-zag chains, which run along the b axis. Two adjacent chains along the c axis are joined by C-H · O hydrogen bonds to form a 2-D network. These 2-D layers are further bridged by perchlorate anions via weak anion-π interactions that act as a supramolecular glue to build the 3-D supramolecular network. Variable temperature (1.7-300 K) magnetic measurements revealed very weak intermolecular antiferromagnetic interactions at temperatures below 20 K between Cu(II) ions mediated by hydrogen bonds, C-H · π and π · π interactions. At temperatures ≥20 K, susceptibility data corresponds to isolated Cu(II) ions, indicating that the weak interactions affect the magnetism of 1 only at very low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-551
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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