Solvatochromic Properties of Heteroleptic Copper(II) Complexes Containing N,N,N',N'-Tetramethylethylenediamine and 2-Aacetylcyclopentanone Ligands

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Chemistry, University of Mazandaran, P. O. Box: 47416-95447, Babol-sar, Iran


Three new heteroleptic copper(II) complexes, [(tmen)Cu(dike)H2O]X where tmen = N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine, dike = 2-acetylcyclopentanone anion and X= ClO4- (1), Cl- (2) and Br- (3) are prepared and characterized by elemental analyses, molar conductance measurements and IR and UV-Vis spectroscopy techniques. The complex 1 is fairly soluble in various organic solvents and demonstrates distinctive solvatochromism. However, the solubility of complexes 2 and 3 is less than 1 and their color changes are limited to polar solvents. The influence of the solvent polarity and counter ions on the wave length maxima, max values of the d-d bands of the complexes have been investigated by visible spectroscopy. A multi-parametric equation has been utilized to explain the solvent effect on the d-d transition of [(tmen)Cu(dike H2O)]ClO4 using SPSS/PC software. The stepwise multiple linear regression (SMLR) method demonstrated that the donor power of the solvent plays the most important role in the observed negative solvatochromism of the compound.


Volume 2, Issue 1
Summer and Autumn 2018
Pages 191-201
  • Receive Date: 16 June 2016
  • Revise Date: 29 May 2017
  • Accept Date: 17 August 2017