A general high-yield route to bis(salicylaldimine) zinc(II) complexes: Application to the synthesis of pyridine-modified salen-type zinc(II) complexes

G. A. Morris, H. Zhou, C. L. Stern, SonBinh Nguyen*

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Abstract

A general, direct, and high-yield synthesis of bis(salicylaldimine) zinc complexes from the ligands and Et2Zn is reported. This synthetic method is particularly valuable, not only because it allows the efficient preparation of salen-type complexes of zinc but also because it can be used to prepare bifunctional pyridine-modified zinc(II) bis(salicylidene) complexes, which are potentially useful compounds for applications in asymmetric catalysis and materials chemistry. The synthesis and complete structural characterization of a new series of pyridine-modified zinc(II) bis(salicylidene) ligands is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3222-3227
Number of pages6
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume40
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 18 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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