Chelating Complexes of Diethylzinc and ZnCl2 with 2,2-Bipyridine and 1,6,7,12,13,18-Hexaazatrinaphthylene (HATN) as Ligands
Jan Krahmer, Rüdiger Beckhaus*, Wolfgang Saak, Detlev Haase
Z. Anorg. Allgem. Chem. 2008, 634 (10), 1696-1702.
The 1,6,7,12,13,18-hexaazatrinaphthylene (HATN) complex [(Et2Zn)3(3-HATN)] was synthesized and characterized by IR spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy, elemental analysis and ESI-MS spectrometry. Attempts to prepare ZnCl2 complexes of HATN leads only to the mononuclear [(Cl2Zn)(HATN)] derivative, characterized by X-ray diffraction, IR- and UV/Vis-spectroscopy as well as ESI-MS spectrometry. The bright red 2,2-bipyridine (bipy) complex [(Et2Zn)(bipy)] (1) was synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction and NMR spectroscopy. The UV/Vis-spectra of the HATN-complexes show absorptions in regions of far longer wavelengths than the corresponding 2,2-bipyridine or 1,10-phenantroline complexes. Consequently the *-LUMO of HATN (5) is lower in energy than the *-LUMO of 2,2-bipyridine (2) or 1,10-phenanthroline (phen).