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Hexaborate(2−) and Dodecaborate(6−) Anions as Ligands to Zinc(II) Centres: Self-Assembly and Single-Crystal XRD Characterization of [Zn{κ3O-B6O7(OH)6}(κ3N-dien)]·0.5H2O (dien = NH(CH2–CH2NH2)2), (NH4)2[Zn{κ2O-B6O7(OH)6}2 (H2O)2]·2H2O and (1,3-pnH2)3[(κ1N-H3N{CH2}3NH2) Zn{κ3O-B12O18(OH)6}]2·14H2O (1,3-pn = 1,3-diaminopropane)

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School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Bangor LL57 2UW, UK
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Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
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Current address: Chemistry Department, College of Science, University of Thi-Qar, Nasiriyah, Iraq.
Inorganics 2019, 7(4), 44; https://doi.org/10.3390/inorganics7040044
Received: 27 February 2019 / Revised: 20 March 2019 / Accepted: 23 March 2019 / Published: 27 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Metal Complexes Containing Boron Based Ligands)
Two zinc(II) hexaborate(2−) complexes, [Zn{κ3O-B6O7(OH)6}(κ3N-dien)]·0.5H2O (dien = NH(CH2CH2NH2)2) (1) and (NH4)2[Zn{κ2O-B6O7(OH)6}2(H2O)2]·2H2O (2), and a zinc(II) dodecaborate(6−) complex, (1,3-pnH2)3[(κ1N-H3N{CH2}3NH2)Zn{κ3O-B12O18(OH)6}]2·14H2O (1,3-pn = 1,3-diaminopropane) (3), have been synthesized and characterized by single-crystal XRD studies. The complexes crystallized through self-assembly processes, from aqueous solutions containing 10:1 ratios of B(OH)3 and appropriate Zn(II) amine complex: [Zn(dien)2](OH)2, [Zn(NH3)4](OH)2, and [Zn(pn)3](OH)2. The hexaborate(2−) anions in 1 and 2 are coordinated to octahedral Zn(II) centres as tridentate (1) or bidentate ligands (2) and the dodecaborate(6−) ligand in 3 is tridentate to a tetrahedral Zn(II) centre. View Full-Text
Keywords: dodecaborate(6−); hexaborate(2−); oxidoborate; polyborate; self-assembly; X-ray structure; zinc(II) complex dodecaborate(6−); hexaborate(2−); oxidoborate; polyborate; self-assembly; X-ray structure; zinc(II) complex
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Altahan, M.A.; Beckett, M.A.; Coles, S.J.; Horton, P.N. Hexaborate(2−) and Dodecaborate(6−) Anions as Ligands to Zinc(II) Centres: Self-Assembly and Single-Crystal XRD Characterization of [Zn{κ3O-B6O7(OH)6}(κ3N-dien)]·0.5H2O (dien = NH(CH2–CH2NH2)2), (NH4)2[Zn{κ2O-B6O7(OH)6}2 (H2O)2]·2H2O and (1,3-pnH2)3[(κ1N-H3N{CH2}3NH2) Zn{κ3O-B12O18(OH)6}]2·14H2O (1,3-pn = 1,3-diaminopropane). Inorganics 2019, 7, 44.

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