A novel azo-aldehyde and its Ni(II) chelate; synthesis, characterization, crystal structure and computational studies of 2-hydroxy-5-{(E)-[4-(propan-2-yl)phenyl]diazenyl}benzaldehyde

Eren T., KÖSE M., SAYIN K. , McKee V., KURTOĞLU M.

JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, vol.1065, pp.191-198, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1065
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2014.02.052
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-198


A novel azo-salicylaldeyde, 2-hydroxy-5-{(E)-[4-(propan-2-yl)phenyl]diazenyl} benzaldehyde and its Ni(II) chelate were obtained and characterized by analytical and spectral techniques. Molecular structure of the azo chromophore containing azo-aldehyde was determined by single crystal X-ray crystallography. X-ray data show that the compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic, Pbca space group with unit cell parameters a = 11.2706(9), b = 8.3993(7), c = 28.667(2) angstrom, V= 2713.7(4) angstrom(3) and Z = 8. There is a strong phenol-aldehyde (OH center dot center dot center dot O) hydrogen bond forming a S(6) hydrogen bonding motif in the structure. There is also a weaker inter-molecular phenol-aldeyhde (OH center dot center dot center dot O) hydrogen bonding resulting in a dimeric structure and generating a D-2(2)(4) hydrogen bonding motif. Hydrogen bonded dimers are linked by pi-pi interactions within the structure. The azo-aldehyde ligand behaved as bidentate, coordinating through the nitrogen atom of the azomethine group and or oxygen atom of phenolic hydroxyl group. Additionally, optimized structures of the three possible tautomers of the compound were obtained using B3LYP method with 6-311++G(d,p), 6-31G and 3-21G basis sets in the gas phase. B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level is found to be the best level for calculation. The electronic spectra of the compounds in the 200-800 nm range were obtained in three organic solvents. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.