CSTA  Vol.6 No.3 , August 2017
Synthesis and Crystal Structure of N-(2-Pyridylmethyl)-L-Alanine) Isothiocyanate Cobalt(III)
Abstract: The title compound, [N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-(L)-alanine]Co(III) thiocyanate (1) was obtained from the reaction of Co(OOCH3)2·H2O with the tridentate reduced Schiff base ligand, N-(2-pyridylmethyl)-(L)-alanine (L) and NH4SCN and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV-visible, TGA and single- crystal X-ray diffraction. Structural and spectroscopic analyses reveal [Co(L)2)]SCN to be monomeric with Cobalt(III) adopting a pseudo-octahedral geometry, coordinating to two reduce Schiff base ligands. In the crystal lattice, the thiocyanate anion forms an intermolecular SCN···HNamine hydrogen bond, while adjacent monomers are linked by intermolecular Ocarboxyl···HNamine···H-bonds to form a supramolecular network. This work is therefore undertaken in an attempt to construct coordination framework structures of varying properties using the mixed-ligand strategy involving reduced Schiff bases and the thiocyanate ion.
Cite this paper: Ntum, S. , Paboudam, A. , Conde, A. , Nyamen, L. , Mohamadou, A. , Raftery, J. and Ndifon, P. (2017) Synthesis and Crystal Structure of N-(2-Pyridylmethyl)-L-Alanine) Isothiocyanate Cobalt(III). Crystal Structure Theory and Applications, 6, 39-56. doi: 10.4236/csta.2017.63004.

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