Synthesis of two dicopper(II) complexes of L-carnitine: The first structural determination of a metal complex containing L-carnitine

Charalambos Litos, Simon Parsons, Alexandra Karaliota

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Two dimeric copper(II) complexes of the biologically important compound L-carnitine were isolated from ethanolic and aqueous solutions with formulas [Cu-2(L-carnitine)(2)Cl-2(H2O)(2)] center dot Cl-2 (complex 1) and [Cu-2(L-carnitine)(4)(H2O)(2)] center dot (ClO4)(4) center dot H2O center dot CH2O2 (complex 2), respectively. Complex 1 was characterized in solid state by elemental analysis, thermal analysis (TG, DTG), IR and EPR as well as in solution with cationic and anionic ESMS, EPR, NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopies. For complex 2, crystals were isolated after recrystallization and characterized by X-ray crystallography, elemental analysis, IR and NMR spectroscopies. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1397-1403
Number of pages7
JournalPolyhedron
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007

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