Intermolecular hydrogen-bonding in the solid-state structure of CpFe(CN)(2)(PTAH) - Structural and spectral comparisons with its [K][CpFe(CN)(2)PTA] salt Academic Article uri icon


  • The salt K[CpFe(CN)2PTA] (1) has been synthesized from the photolysis of K[CpFe(CN)2CO] and 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) in methanol. Protonation of the salt by hydrogen ion exchange employing DOWEX 50 WX8-100 ion exchange resin yielded the complex CpFe(CN)2PTAH (2). The solid-state structures of both compounds have been determined by X-ray crystallography. Protonation was shown via v(CN) and 31P-NMR to occur at one of the PTA nitrogens. Furthermore, it was found in the solid-state of the protonated structure that intermolecular hydrogen-bonding occurs between the cyanide nitrogen of one molecule and the PTA nitrogen of another molecule. The average Fe-CCN distance for 1 is 1.877(11) . Fe-CCN distances for complex 2 differ significantly at 1.839(12) and 1.940(12) , with the shorter bond length associated with the hydrogen-bonded CN group. Spectral (v(CN) and 31P-NMR) characterization of the complexes and their potential use as precursors to double metal cyanide derivatives are reported. 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Darensbourg, D. J., Phelps, A. L., Adams, M. J., & Yarbrough, J. C.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Darensbourg, DJ||Phelps, AL||Adams, MJ||Yarbrough, JC

publication date

  • January 2003