Synthesis, crystal structures and properties of novel zinc(II) and cadmium(II) polymeric and cyclic bimetallic complexes with fluconazole and dicarboxylate co-ligands

Lei Zhang, Yun Ling, Dan Jun Li, Jing Li, Miao Du

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Four new fluconazole-bridged zinc(II) and cadmium(II) complexes with dicarboxylate co-ligands, namely [Zn(HFlu)(TPA)]n (1), {[Cd(HFlu)2(TPA)]·2CH3OH}n (2), [Zn(HFlu)2(Suc)(H2O)2]·H2O (3), and [Cd(HFlu)2(Suc)(H2O)2]·H2O (4), have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, TG, and single-crystal X-ray diffraction (HFlu = 2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-1,3-bis(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)-propan-2-ol, H2TPA = terephthalic acid, and H2Suc = succinic acid). Complex 1 displays a 2-D corrugated network with common (4,4) topology, in which two types of grids constructed by two bridging TPA dianions and two HFlu ligands are found. Complex 2 shows an unusual (3,6) coordination layer consisting of alternative PMPM Cd-HFlu helical chains in which the Cd(II) nodes are also fixed by terephthalate dianions in a cis fashion. The isostructural complexes 3 and 4 have 20-membered dimeric macrocyclic motifs with the Zn···Zn and Cd···Cd distances of 11.258(2) and 11.528(2) Å, respectively. The fluorescence and thermal stability of complexes 1-4 have also been investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1038
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 22 2010



  • Coordination polymer
  • Crystal structure
  • Fluconazole
  • Photoluminescent property

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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