Synthesis and Crystal Structures of Two Novel Molybdenum(V) Complexes with Glycine and D,L-Valine

Marina Tašner,a Biserka Prugovečki,a Draginja Mrvoš-Sermek,a Branka Korpar-Čolig,a Gerald Giesterb and Dubravka Matković-Čalogovića,*

a Laboratory of General and Inorganic Chemistry , Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Horvatovac 102a, 10000 Zagreb
b Institute for Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Vienna, Althanstr. 14, A-1090 Vienna, Austria
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Two novel molybdenum(V) complexes, [Mo2O4(acac)2(gly)](EtOH)(H2O), 1, and [Mo2O4(acac)2(D,L-val)], 2, (acac = acetylacetonato, EtOH = ethanol), were synthesized by the reaction of [Mo2O3(acac)4] and amino acids glycine and D,Lvaline, respectively. The complexes were characterized by elemental and IR spectral analysis. Their structures were determined by the single crystal X-ray diffraction method. Both complexes are dinuclear, with singly bonded Mo—Mo in the {Mo2O4}2+ core, a carboxylato bridging amino acid, and with each Mo atom additionally coordinated by a bidentate acetylacetonato ligand. Crystal data: C14H27Mo2NO12 (1) crystallizes in the monoclinic system, space group P21/n, with a = 8.439(2), b = 20.613(4), c = 12.639(3) Å, β= 98.410(10)°, Z = 4; C15H25Mo2NO10 (2) crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, space group Pbca with a = 13.596(1), b = 19.346(1), c = 15.080(1) Å, Z = 8.

Keywords: Molybdenum(V) complexes; crystal structure; amino acid complexes