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Synthesis and electrochemistry of new thienyl - Schiff base complexes

TitleSynthesis and electrochemistry of new thienyl - Schiff base complexes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsPietrangelo, A, Boden, BN, MacLachlan, MJ, Wolf, MO
JournalCANADIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE CHIMIE
Volume87
Pagination314-320
Date PublishedJAN
ISSN0008-4042
Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of nickel(II), copper(II), and vanadyl ({[}V=O](2+)) complexes of two new thienyl-substituted Schiff base ligands are reported. Cyclic voltammetry of some of these complexes showed oxidation waves, but none of the complexes formed conductive polymer films upon repeated cycling. UV-vis absorption spectroscopy shows that some of the complexes exhibit enhanced conjugation, and the radical cations formed on these chromophores appear to be too stable to undergo oxidative coupling.

DOI10.1139/V08-143