Diverse structures and adsorption properties of quasi-Werner-type copper(ii) complexes with flexible and polar axial bonds

Shin Ichiro Noro, Tomonori Ohba, Katsuo Fukuhara, Yukiko Takahashi, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Takayoshi Nakamura

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Abstract

The quasi-Werner-type copper(ii) complex, [Cu(PF6) 2(4-mepy)4] (1), in which 4-mepy is the 4-methylpyridine ligand, has flexible and polar axial bonds of Cu-PF6. Flexibility of the Cu-PF6 bonds induces diverse and unprecedented guest-inclusion structures, such as {[Cu(PF6)2(4-mepy)4] [Cu(PF6)(4-mepy)4(acetone)]·PF6· 4acetone} (γ-1⊃2.5acetone), {[Cu(PF6)2(4-mepy) 4][Cu(PF6)(4-mepy)4(2-butanone)]·PF 6·3.5(2-butanone)} (γ-1⊃2.25(2-butanone)), {[Cu(PF6)2(4-mepy)4][Cu(PF6)(4-mepy) 4(H2O)]·PF6·4benzene} (γ-1⊃0.5H2O·2benzene), and {[Cu(PF6) 2(4-mepy)4]·2benzene} (γ-1⊃2benzene). Exposure of the dense form, α-1, to benzene vapor affords the benzene-inclusion complex {[Cu(PF6)2(4-mepy) 4]·2benzene} (γ-1⊃2benzene), all benzene guests of which are easily removed by vacuum drying, reforming guest-free, dense α-1′ with smaller sized crystals than α-1. In contrast to α-1, which shows almost no CO2 adsorption, α-1′ adsorbs CO2 gas with structural transformations, this being the first example that exhibits adsorption of gas in a dense Werner-type complex and a drastic change in adsorption properties depending on the size of the crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2268-2274
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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