Synthesis and structures of zinc alkoxo, aryloxo and hydroxo complexes with an amidodiamine ligand

Bing Luo, Benjamin E. Kucera, Wayne L. Gladfelter

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The synthesis and characterization of zinc complexes bearing an amidodiamine ligand, (EtO)4Zn3[N(CH2CH 2NMe2)2]2 (1), [(Et 3CO)ZnN(CH2CH2NMe2) 2]2 (2) and [(2,6-iPr2C 6H3O)ZnN(CH2CH2NMe2) 2]2 (3), [(Me3Si)2N]Zn[N(CH 2CH2NMe2)2] (4) and [(Me 3Si)2N]2Zn2(OH)[N(CH 2CH2NMe2)2] (5), are reported. Compounds 1-3 are synthesised in the reactions of {Zn[N(CH2CH 2NMe2)2]2}2 with 2 equiv. of ethanol, 3-ethyl-3-pentanol and 2,6-diisopropylphenol, respectively. Compound 4 is obtained by the reaction of Zn[N(SiMe3) 2]2 with HN(CH2CH2NMe 2)2, and compound 5 is synthesised by reacting 4 with 1 equiv. of H2O. Compound 4 is characterized by NMR and MS while all of the other compounds are characterized with NMR, MS, elemental analysis and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 is a trinuclear species containing a Zn3N2O2 core. Compounds 2 and 3 are dimeric with planar Zn2N2 rings. Compound 5 is dimeric with a planar Zn2NO ring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2795-2801
Number of pages7
Issue number14
StatePublished - Sep 22 2010

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Funding Information:
This work is funded by a grant from the Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, US Department of Energy under Award Number DE-FG02-07ER15913.


  • Alkoxo amido zinc
  • Aryloxo amido zinc
  • Hydroxo amido zinc
  • Tridentate nitrogen ligand
  • Zn alkoxides
  • Zn hydroxide


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