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Pure Appl. Chem., 2009, Vol. 81, No. 7, pp. 1297-1311

Published online 2009-06-29

Influence of polydentate ligands in the structure of dinuclear vanadium compounds

Fernando Avecilla1*, Pedro Adão2, Isabel Correia2 and João Costa Pessoa2*

1 Departamento de Química Fundamental, Universidade da Coruña, Campus da Zapateira s/n, 15071, A Coruña, Spain
2 Centro de Química Estrutural, Instituto Superior Técnico, TU Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001, Lisbon, Portugal

Abstract: A review discussing general structural features of oxygen-bridged dinuclear vanadium(IV and/or V) complexes is presented, covering those that have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Many of these compounds contain functional Schiff bases or amines as ligands, this work illustrating the high propensity of the V center to increase its coordination number via dimerization of two tetra- or penta-coordinate monomers, if the steric and electronic control exerted by the ligands allows it. We also report the synthesis and characterization by single-crystal X-ray diffraction of two new dinuclear complexes: [{VVO[sal(R,R-chen)]}22-O)2] and [{VVO[mvan(S,S-chen)]}22-O)2]. The complexes contain tridentate ligands with O-phenolate, N-imine, and N-amine coordination to the VV center. The molecular structures of these compounds demonstrate that they form dinuclear species in the solid state with a {OVV2-O)2VVO} core.