• Svetlana Belošević Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Priština in Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
  • Mirjana M. Radanović Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Marko V. Rodić Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Vukadin M. Leovac Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia
Keywords: Metal complex, Hydrazone, 2,6-diacetylpyridine derivative, Structure determination


The syntheses, physicochemical and structural properties of the novel Cu(II) complex with 2,6-diacetylpyridine bis(phenylhydrazone) (L), of the formula [CuL2]Br2 are presented. In the reaction of warm MeOH solutions of the ligand, 2,6-diacetylpyridine bis(phenylhydrazone) and CuBr2 in molar ratio 2:1 resulted in formation of black single crystals of the bis(ligand) complex. This is the first Cu(II) complex with this ligand that is characterized by SC-XRD. Two ligand molecules are coordinated in the usual tridentate mode, via nitrogen atoms of the pyridine ring, and two azomethine nitrogen atoms, forming distorted octahedral environments of the metal ion.


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