Hydrogen-bonded networks in oxygen-coordinated monoamide complexes of zinc(II)

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Amrei, Leila M.
Boeré, René T.
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The preparation of the bulky secondary amideN-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-2,2-dimethylpropanamide and the determi-nation of its crystal structure at 173(2) K are reported. The structure displays disorder of thetBu methyl groups due to thermalmotion and an infinite N–H····O=C hydrogen-bonded chain described by aC11 4 graph set. Reaction of this amide withZnCl2orZnBr2in tetrahydrofuran (THF) results in dihalo-(tetrahydrofurano)-(N-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)–2,2-dimethylpropanamido)-zinc(II)complexes (Cl, Br) for which the crystal structures have also been determined. These complexes, as well as a chloroform solvate of thedichloro-complex, contain N–H····X–Zn hydrogen-bonded chains described byC11 6 graph sets. Evaporative crystallization results inthe loss of both chloroform and THF to afford crystals determined to bebis( 2-chloro)-dichloro-bis(N-(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)-2,2-dimethylpropanamido)-dizinc(II) by single crystal X-ray diffraction. This dimeric complex shows a complex network ofN–H····Cl–Zn hydrogen bonds describable byC11 6 ,C11 8 , andC22 16 chains, smallR44 28 molecular “squares”, and largerR66 44 rings
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Synthesis , X-ray crystallography , Hydrogen-bonding , Graph sets , Amide ligands
Amrei, L. M., & Boeré, R. T. (2018). Hydrogen-bonded networks in oxygen-coordinated nonoamide complexes of zinc(II). Canadian Journal of Chemistry, 96(7): 621-628. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjc-2017-0522