Complex of Tris(Phenanthroline)Cobalt(II)Trifluoroacetate: Characterisation and Powder XRD Analysis

Isana Supiah Yosephine Louise, Savetsilla Nabila, Kristian Handoyo Sugiyarto
2019 Oriental Journal of Chemistry  
The powder complex of tris(phenanthroline)cobalt(II) trifluoroacetate (TFA) has been prepared by interaction of cobalt(II) nitrate, phenanthroline (phen) in aqueous solution with drops of ethanol, and an excess of saturated aqueous solution of sodium trifluoroacetate, whereupon the yellowish powder was produced. AAS measurment for the metal content, equivalent conductance (1:2), and TGA-DTA of the powder suggest the corresponding formula of [Co(phen)3](TFA)2.5H2O. The efffective magnetic moment
more » ... ive magnetic moment of 4.9 BM indicates the high-spin nature of this complex which corresponds to three unpaired electrons in the electronic configuration of Co(II) with significantly higher than the spin only value due to the orbital contribution. UV-Vis spectrum of the complex reveals the d-d spin-allowed transition bands as well as the MLCT and intraligand band. The estimating transition energy ratio of 2.04 for ν2/ν1, is clearly in the range for octahedral configuration. The infrared spectral property indicates the main mode of vibrations for the functional groups of ligand phen and TFA, and thus supports strongly the formula proposed for this complex. The corresponding powder XRD was then refined using Rietica-Le Bail method and found to be fit as triclinic crystal system with space group of PĪ.
doi:10.13005/ojc/350504 fatcat:w2stfib2znc3bi47fuopdlj4cm