Synthesis and electrochemistry of new thienyl - Schiff base complexes

A. Pietrangelo, B. N. Boden, M. J. MacLachlan, M. O. Wolf

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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 spectros-copy shows that some of the complexes exhibit enhanced conjugation, and the radical cations formed on these chromo-phores appear to be too stable to undergo oxidative coupling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)314-320
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number1 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Organic Chemistry


  • Conjugated polymer
  • Electrochemistry
  • Salphen
  • Schiff base


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