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International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 502856, 4 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of the Adducts of Bis(O-ethyldithiocarbonato)copper(II) with Substituted Pyridines

Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu, Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Jammu Tawi, Jammu 180006, India

Received 22 August 2013; Revised 29 October 2013; Accepted 12 November 2013

Academic Editor: Alfonso Castiñeiras

Copyright © 2013 Gurpreet Kour et al. 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.


Monomeric five coordinated adducts of bis(O-ethyldithiocarbonato)copper(II) of general formula [Cu(C2H5OCS2)2(L)], [L = 2-, 3-, 4-methylpyridines and 2-, 3-, 4-ethylpyridines] have been synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, i.r. and electronic spectroscopy, magnetic and conductivity measurements. Analytical results show that the adducts have 1 : 1 stoichiometry. The adducts were found to be paramagnetic and their magnetic moments at room temperature lie within the 1.81–1.94 B.M. range and this indicates the presence of one unpaired electron. All the adducts have distorted square pyramidal geometry.