Crystal structure of {(E)-2-[(3,4-di-meth-oxy-phenyl-imino)-meth-yl]phenolato-κ2 N, O1 }bis-[2-(pyridin-2-yl)phenyl-κ2 C1, N ]iridium(III) di-chloro-methane disolvate

Nirmal K. Shee, Chang Seop Hong, Woo Ram Lee, Hee Joon Kim

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The asymmetric unit of the solvated title complex, [Ir(C11 H8 N)2 (C15 H14 NO3)]·2CH2 Cl2, consists of two complex mol-ecules together with four di-chloro-methane solvent mol-ecules, one of which is disordered. In each complex mol-ecule, the Ir III ion has a distorted octa-hedral coordination environment defined by two 2-phenyl-pyridine ligands, through two phenyl C and two pyridine N atoms, and by one N,O-bidentate 2-[(2,4-di-meth-oxy-phenyl-imino)-meth-yl]phenolate anion. The Ir III ions lie almost in the equatorial planes with deviations of 0.0396 (17) and 0.0237 (17) Å, respectively, for the two complex mol-ecules. In both complex mol-ecules, the two 2-phenyl-pyridine ligands are nearly perpendicular to each other [dihedral angles between the least-squares-planes of 89.91 (11) and 85.13 (11)°]. In the crystal, inter-molecular C - H ... O inter-actions as well as inter-molecular C - H ... π inter-actions are present, leading to a three-dimensional network structure. One of the four dichlormethane solvent mol-ecules shows disorder over two sets of sites [occupancy ratio 0.79 (2):0.21 (2)].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1107-1110
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • C N O coordination set
  • Schiff base ligand
  • crystal structure
  • cyclo-metalated iridium(III) complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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