Iron(II) and nickel(II) mixed-ligand complexes containing 1,10-phenanthroline and 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline

Mudasir, Naoki Yoshioka, Hidenari Inoue

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Two types of mixed-ligand complexes, i.e. [M(phen)2 (dip)]2+ and [M(phen)(dip)2]2+ (M = iron(II) and nickel(II); phen = 1,10-phenanthroline and dip = 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline) have been prepared from their related tris-complexes, [M(phen)3]2+ by ligand substitution, and isolated by semi-preparative HPLC. Elemental and Chromatographic analyses confirm the purity of the isolated complexes while u.v./vis and i.r. spectra were used to identify and characterize them. 1H-n.m.r. and room temperature Mössbauer spectra of the iron(III) complexes were also measured and the results are discussed. In addition, our preliminary results on hypochromicity in the MLCT band and circular dihroism (CD) emerging in the u.v./vis region upon addition of CT(calf thymus)-DNA to the racemic complexes indicated that the iron(II) mixed-ligand complexes interact with CT-DNA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-217
Number of pages8
JournalTransition Metal Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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