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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 291567, 8 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Crystal Structure Differences between Fully and Partially Fluorinated β-Diketonate Metal (Co2+, Ni2+, and Cu2+) Complexes

1Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Kitasato University, 1-15-1 Kitasato, Minami-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-0373, Japan
2PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 4-1-8 Honcho, Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan

Received 28 December 2010; Accepted 28 February 2011

Academic Editor: Daniel L. Reger

Copyright © 2011 Akiko Hori and Masaya Mizutani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Coordination complexes, [Co2(1)4(H2O)2] (2), [Ni2(1)4(H2O)2] (3), and [Cu(1)2] (4), by using an asymmetric and partially fluorinated 3-hydroxy-3-pentafluorophenyl-1-phenyl-2-propen-1-one (H1) have been prepared, and the structures were investigated to compare with the corresponding fully fluorinated complexes of [Co2(5)4(H2O)2] (6), [Ni2(5)4(H2O)2] (7), and [Cu(5)2] (8) with bis(pentafluorobenzoyl)methane (H5) and to understand the fluorine-substituted effects. While the coordination mode of the partially fluorinated complexes was quite similar to the fully fluorinated complexes, the intra- and intermolecular π-interactions of the ligand moieties were highly influenced by the fluorination effects; the arene-perfluoroarene interactions were observed in complexes 2 and 3 as a reason of the dinucleation. In this paper, we describe detail structures of the protonated form of the ligand, H1, and complexes 24 by X-ray crystallographic studies.