A Coordination Polymer of Nickel(II) Based on a Pentadentate N, S, and O Donor Ligand.
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The synthesis, structural characterization, and electrochemical properties of a Ni(II) complex derived from the template reaction of N,N'-bis(2-mercaptoethyl)-1,5-diazacyclooctane nickel(II), Ni-1, with ICH(2)CO(2)Na are described. Blue N-(3-thiabutyl)-N'-(3-thiapentanoate)-1,5-diazacyclooctanenickel(II)iodide, [(tbtp-daco)Ni][I], I, contains Ni(II) in an octahedral environment with N(2)S(2)O(2) donor atoms; one oxygen is from an adjacent [(tbtp-daco)Ni] ion and has the same distance to Ni(II) as the intramolecular oxygen, resulting in a coordination polymer. Complex I.H(2)O, C(13)H(27)N(2)O(3)S(2)NiI, crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbca with a = 10.898(3), b = 18.103(5), c = 19.020(5), and Z = 8. The extent to which the polymer is retained in solution is counterion dependent, which influences redox properties (accessibility of Ni(I) and Ni(III)).