Binuclear transition metal complexes of bicompartmental SNONS donors were synthesized and characterized by various physico-chemical techniques. Two different precursors with chloromethyl/formyl functionality at the 2 and 6 positions of phenolate ring are used to construct the ligands. The quinoxaline scaffolds provide SN donors incorporated at the 2 and 6 positions. Copper and zinc complexes are square pyramidal, whereas nickel and cobalt complexes are octahedral. The influence of two metal centers in terms of cooperative effect on the electronic, magnetic, electrochemical, and structural properties was investigated.
Dr. Naveen V. Kulkarni, Gurunath S. Kurdekar, Srinivasa Budagumpi, and Vidyanand K. Revankar, “Spectroscopy, structure, and electrochemistry of transition metal complexes having [M2N2OS2] coordination sphere”, Journal of Coordination Chemistry, vol. 63, pp. 3301-3312, 2010.