Reaction of copper(II) with 1-carboxamide-3,5-dimethylpyrazole, 1-carboxamidine-3,5-dimethylpyrazole, 4-acetyl-3-amino-5-methylpyrazole and 5-amino-4-carboxamide-1-phenylpyrazole

K. Meszaros Szecsenyi, V. M. Leovac, V. I. Češljević, A. Kovács, G. Pokol, Gy Argay, A. Kálmán, G. A. Bogdanović, Ž K. Jaćimović, A. Spasojević-de Biré

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Complex formation of copper(II) bromide and acetate with 1-carboxamide-3,5-dimethylpyrazole (HL3) and copper(II) bromide with 5-amino-4-carboxamide-1-phenylpyrazole (L2), 4-acetyl-3-amino-5-methylpyrazole (HL4) and 1-carboxamidine-3,5-dimethylpyrazole (HL5), was studied. The obtained compounds, CuBr2(L2)2, Cu(L 3)2, CuBr2(HL4)2, CuBr2(HL5)2 and [CuBr(HL1)(L 3)]2 (HL1 denotes the 3,5-dimethylpyrazole), are characterized by elemental analysis, FT-IR spectrometry, molar conductivity, TG-MS and DSC. The X-ray structure of [CuBr(HL1)(L 3)]2 and Cu(L3)2 is discussed. For [CuBr(HL1)(L3)]2 a dimeric penta-co-ordinated structure has been found; the co-ordination around the metal in Cu(L 3)2 is trans-square planar. To CuBr2(L 2)2 and CuBr2(HL4)2 a nearly tetrahedral, while for CuBr2(HL5)2 an octahedral geometry may be assumed. It means that the geometry of the compounds in the first place depends on the ligand substituents. The course of the complex formation reaction is anion-dependent and may be explained on the basis of Pearson's theory, taking into account the steric factors. A low stability intermediate formation was observed in the thermal decomposition of Cu(L 3)2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Publication statusPublished - Sep 8 2003



  • Copper(II)-complexes
  • Pearson theory
  • Pyrazole-complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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