Two new complexes based on a Schiff base derived from pyridoxal N,N-dimethylethylenediamine (HL1) and N,N-diethylethylenediamine (HL2), [Ni(L1)SCN] (1) and [Ni(L2)SCN] (2), have been synthesized and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction along with other physical techniques, including elemental analyses, IR spectra, cyclic voltammetry, UV-vis, and luminescence studies. X-ray studies suggest that in both the complexes nickel lies in a slightly distorted square planar environment occupied by the tridentate ONN ligand and an isothiocyanate moiety. Density functional theory computations have been carried out to characterize the complexes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry