1 Department of Applied Chemistry for Environment and Research Center for Coordination Molecule-based Devices, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University, 2-1 Gakuen, Sanda 669-1337, Japan
2 Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University, 2-1 Gakuen, Sanda 669-1337, Japan
3 Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama 1-3-1, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan
4 Natural Science Center for Basic Research and Development, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama 1-3-1, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8526, Japan
5 Department of Chemistry, Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Shimane University, 1060 Nishikawatsu, Matsue 690-8504, Japan
Ellagitannins have attracted much attention because of the biological and pharmacological activities. In the total synthesis of ellagitannins, 3,4,5-tri-O-benzylgallic acid has been a key compound to introduce the protected galloyl group. From the perspective of coordination chemistry, 3,4,5-tri-O-benzylgallic acid is an interesting carboxylate ligand which might be capable of dinuclear carboxylate complex. Such a dinuclear carboxylate complex might be interesting as a new example of copper acetate type complexes.
The objective of the work is to synthesize a copper acetate type complex by using 3,4,5-tri-O-benzylgallic acid and to see a new feature of copper acetate compounds, by elucidating the crystal structure, magnetic property, and adsorption property for N2 gas.
Copper(II) 3,4,5-tri-O-benzylgallate has been synthesized by a reaction of 3,4,5-tri-O-benzylgallic acid and copper(II) nitrate at pH=9 condition. The isolated complex was characterized using single-crystal X-ray structure analysis, XRD analysis, UV-visible spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, and temperature dependence of magnetic susceptibility.
The crystal structure shows a crystallographically centrosymmetric dinuclear molecule with four carboxylato-bridges and axial dimethylformamide molecules and crystal dmf molecules [Cu···Cu 2.6345(12) Å]. In the crystal, 1D supramolecular assembly by π-π interaction between the benzyl aromatic rings of dinuclear molecules was observed. Temperature dependence of magnetic susceptibilities showed a considerable antiferromagnetic interaction between the two copper(II) ions (2J = –214 cm–1). Type-II gas-adsorption property was observed for N2.
A key-compound for the total synthesis of ellagitannins, 3,4,5-tri-O-benzylgallic acid (Htbng), was shown to be a new ligand for the synthesis of dinuclear copper acetate analogue with a lantern-type core, extending the realm of copper acetate clusters.
Keywords: Copper acetate, Crystal structure, Magnetic property, 3,4,5-Tri-O-benzylgallic Acid, Ellagitannins, Magnetic susceptibility.
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