Synthesis and characterization of a new bisphosphonic acid and several metal hybrids derivatives Academic Article uri icon


  • Commercial bis-(4-bromophenyl)-ether, [BrC(6)H(4)](2)-O, has been used to prepare 4-[4'-(diethoxyphosphoryl)phenoxy]phenyl-phosphonic acid diethyl ester, [(CH(3)CH(2))(2)O(3)P-C(6)H(4)](2)-O, (I) following a slight modification of the Michaelis-Arbuzov reaction. The acid hydrolysis of I gave 4-(4'-phosphonophenoxy)phenyl phosphonic acid, [H(2)O(3)P-C(6)H(4)](2)-O (II), and both compounds have been characterized by (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR. The crystal structure of II has been determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. II crystallizes in an orthorhombic unit cell, space group Pbcn, with a = 7.822(3) A, b = 5.821(2) A, c = 28.982(9) A, and V = 1319.7(7) A(3). The final R factor was R1 = 0.0614. The structure is layered, being held together through a hydrogen bonding network. II has been used as precursor in the syntheses of new metal (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn) bisphosphonates. The syntheses were carried out using a fixed metal/bisphosphonic acid molar ratio of 2.1:1 and the influence of the pH in the reactions has been studied. Nine new compounds have been isolated: Mn(2)(O(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3)).1.5H(2)O (III), Mn(5)(OH)(2)(O(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3))(2).2H(2)O (IV), Fe(HO(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3)).0.5H(2)O (V), Co(2)(O(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3)).2H(2)O (VI), Ni(2)(O(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3)).3H(2)O (VII), Ni(2)(O(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3)).2H(2)O (VIII), Cu(2)(O(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3)) (IX), Zn(2)(O(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3)) (X), and Zn(HO(3)PC(6)H(4)OC(6)H(4)PO(3)H) (XI). Compound IX crystallizes in an orthorhombic unit cell, space group Pbcn, and unit cell parameters a = 8.1012(5) A, b = 5.3109(3) A, c = 29.2595(5) A, and V = 1258.8(1) A(3). Its structure has been solved by ab initio powder diffraction and refined by the Rietveld method to R(F) = 0.042. IX has a pillared layer framework with highly distorted CuO(5) groups sharing edges to give isolated dimers. XI was indexed in a monoclinic unit cell, space group P112(1), with parameters a = 9.4991(9) A, b = 5.0445(5) A, c = 29.131(2) A, gamma = 91.945(7) degrees, and V = 1395.1(3) A(3). Its structure has been refined by the Rietveld method, R(F) = 0.054, since it is isostructural with the known compound, Zn[HO(3)P(C(6)H(4))(2)PO(3)H]. All solids were also characterized by thermal analysis and IR and UV-Vis spectroscopies.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gomez-Alcantara, M. M., Cabeza, A., Martinez-Lara, M., Aranda, M., Suau, R., Bhuvanesh, N., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 46

publication date

  • August 2004