Ruthenium(II) complex of the novel azoimine ligand, α-acetyl-α-phenylazo-4-chlorophenylazomethine

Mousa Z. Al-Noaimi, Raid J. Abdel-Jalil, Salim F. Haddad, Rawhi H. Al-Far, Robert J. Crutchley*

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The novel azoimine ligand α-acetyl-α-phenylazo-4-chlorophenylazomethine (L) was prepared and characterized. Its coordination chemistry to Ru(II) was investigated by the preparation and characterization of the complex trans-[Ru(bpy)LCl2] where bpy is 2,2′-bipyridine. A crystal structure of this complex showed that L is a bidentate ligand and coordinates to Ru(II) by azo-and imine-nitrogen donor atoms. Cyclic voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry were performed on this complex and the visible region absorption bands assigned. L is shown to be a strong π-acid ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2395-2399
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Azoimines
  • Bipyridine
  • Ruthenium complexes
  • Spectroelectrochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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