Ionothermal synthesis, properties and vibrational spectra of zinc (II) complex with nicotinamide.

Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy

PubMedID: 25025308

Li C, Cui F, Zhang H, Xuan X. Ionothermal synthesis, properties and vibrational spectra of zinc (II) complex with nicotinamide. Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2014;134C367-371.
The zinc (II) complex with nicotinamide, (C6H11N2)[ZnBr3(C6H6N2O)], was prepared under ionothermal condition by using the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide ([EMIM]Br) as a solvent. At the same time, [EMIM]Br also functions as a structure-directing agent, leading to a framework structure different from those obtained by the conventional methods. Single-crystal X-ray analysis revealed that the coordinated compound crystallizes in monoclinic space group P2(1)/c, and the Zn (II) ion is four-coordinated by one pyridine ring N atom and three bromide anions in a slightly distorted tetrahedron arrangement. The [EMIM](+) cations acting as the extra framework charge balancing species occupy the channels of this asymmetric unit. In the crystal structure, intermolecular NH?Br and NH?O hydrogen bonds link the molecules to form a supramolecular structure. In addition, this compound was further characterized by FT-IR and Raman spectroscopic techniques, and the observed important bands were assigned. Thermogravimetric analysis (TG), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and fluorescent properties of solid samples were also studied at room temperature.