The double stranded Cu II 2 metallacyclic complex of formula [Mn(hfac) 2(H 2O) 2][Cu 2(mbpb) 2(CH 3CN) 2] (1) and the triple stranded Ni II 2, Zn II 2 and Co III 2 metallacyclic complexes of formula [M 2(Hmbpb) 3]X·nH 2O (M = Zn II, X = NO 3 - (2), n = 17; M = Ni II, and X = ClO 4 - (3), n = 15) and [Co 2(mbpb) 3]·19H 2O (4) (H 2mbpb is the bisbidentate dinucleating bridging ligand, 1,3-bis(pyridine-2-carboxamide)benzene) have been prepared and structurally characterised. Their X-ray structures show that inside the dinuclear molecules metal ions are bridged by either fully or semideprotonated bisbidentate ligands, which are coordinated through the pyridine and amidato nitrogen donor atoms. In 1, the neutral metallamacrocycle dinuclear entities [Cu 2(mbpb) 2(CH 3CN) 2] and the [Mn(hfac) 2(H 2O) 2] molecules are connected by hydrogen bonds to afford a 1D system. These intermolecular interactions overcome the expected intradinuclear weak ferromagnetic interaction leading to an overall weak antiferromagnetic interaction. The Ni 2 complex exhibit ferromagnetic coupling between the metal ions through the bridging ligand with J Ni-Ni = 3.1 cm -1. DFT calculations were performed to estimate the value of the exchange magnetic coupling inside the dinuclear unit in 1 and to confirm that the spin polarisation mechanism is responsible for the ferromagnetic coupling. AFM studies show that the Zn II 2 and Ni II 2 cationic complexes interact with pBR322 DNA producing supercoiled forms in higher extension as well as kinks and cross linking. © 2009 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
|Titolo:||Double and triple stranded mesocates containing the bis(bidentate) bridging ligand 1,3-bis(pyridine-2-carboxamide)benzene. Structure, properties and DNA interaction|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/03 - Chimica Generale e Inorganica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1039/b905330a|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|