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N,N′-methylenedipyridinium Pt(II) and Pt(IV) hybrid salts: synthesis, crystal and molecular structures of [(C5H5N)2CH2] · [PtCl4] and [(C5H5N)2CH2] · [PtCl6]

Mahmoud M. Al-Ktaifani and Mwaffak K. Rukiah

Department of Chemistry, Atomic Energy Commission, P.O. Box 6091, Damascus, Syria



Abstract: The highly insoluble organic-inorganic hybrid ionic compounds N,N′-methylenedipyridinium tetrachloroplatinate(II) [(C5H5N)2CH2] · [PtCl4] and N,N′-methylenedipyridinium hexachloroplatinate(IV) [(C5H5N)2CH2] · [PtCl6] were obtained by the treatment of N,N′-methylenedipyridinium dichloride monohydrate [(C5H5N)2CH2]Cl2 · H2O with K2[PtCl4] or (NH4)2[PtCl6], respectively, in an aqueous solution. Both complexes were isolated, purified, characterised by elemental analysis, and their molecular structures were confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction. The crystal structure of both compounds consists of separated discrete dications [(C5H5N)2CH2]2+ and anions [PtCl n ]2− (n = 4 or 6). As anticipated, the dications formed a butterfly shape consisting of two pyridine rings bound to the methylene group via their N atoms, while the Pt centre had a square planar geometry in [(C5H5N)2CH2] · [PtCl4] and an octahedral coordination in [(C5H5N)2CH2] · [PtCl6]. Interestingly, both crystal structures are stabilised by intermolecular C-H…Cl non-standard hydrogen bonds, π-π ring interactions between two pyridine rings of adjacent dications, and also by Cl-π interactions.

Keywords: dications – N,N′-methylenedipyridinium – organic-inorganic hybrid salt – powder X-ray diffraction – Pt complex

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.2478/s11696-012-0221-8


Chemical Papers 66 (11) 1032–1038 (2012)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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