19 and 21 May prof. Limbach held the first part of G-RISC Workshop “NMR as interdisciplinary tool for the study of non-covalent interactions”.
The program was as follows:

      • Hans Limbach Introductory lecture

      • Andrey Gurinov “NMR Study of Lewis and Brønsted acidic centers of aluminated SBA-15 silicas”

      • Ruslan Asfin “Advantages of IR spectroscopy in study of weak complexes in the gas phase”

      • Peter Tolstoy “Low-temperature NMR and combined UV-NMR spectroscopy”

      • Elena Tupikina “Hydrogen bonds formed by CH-acids: structure and NMR properties of 1,1-dinitroethane complexes with proton acceptors”

      • Mariya Sandzhieva “Cyclic trifluorometilated bromonium cation: formation, reactions and NMR study”

      • Svetlana Pylaeva “The influence of solvent fluctuations on proton transfer in complexes with strong hydrogen bonds studied by molecular dynamics”

      Ганс Лимбах     Андрей Гуринов

Руслан Асфин 

Пётр Толстой Елена Тупикина

Мария Санджиева Светлана Пылаева

E.Yu. Bulatov, T.G. Chulkova, I.A. Boyarskaya, V.V. Kondratiev, M. Haukka, V.Yu. Kukushkin

“Triple associates based on (oxime)Pt(II) species, 18-crown-6, and water: Synthesis, structural characterization, and DFT study”

J. Molec. Struct. 2014, 1068, 176-181

DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2014.04.010


The associates 2(cis-[PtCl2(acetoxime)2])⋅18-crown-6⋅2H2O (1), 2(cis-[PtBr2(acetoxime)2])⋅18-crown-6⋅2H2O (2), and trans-[PtCl2(acetaldoxime)2]⋅(18-crown-6)⋅2H2O (3) were synthesized by co-crystallization of free corresponding platinum species and 18-crown-6 from wet solvents and characterized by 1H NMR and IR spectroscopies, high-resolution mass-spectrometry (ESI), TG/DTA, and X-ray crystallography. The (oxime)Pt(II) species are assembled with 18-crown-6 and water by hydrogen bonding between the hydroxylic hydrogen atoms of the oxime ligands and the oxygen atom of water and between the hydrogen atoms of water and the oxygen atoms of 18-crown-6. In 2(cis-[PtX2(acetoxime)2])⋅18-crown-6⋅2H2O (where X = Cl (1), Br (2)), the molecule of the crown ether is located between the two cis-[PtX2(acetoxime)2] species. The associate trans-[PtCl2(acetaldoxime)2]⋅(18-crown-6)⋅2H2O (3) crystallizes into a 1D array structure. Water molecules play the role of linkers between the (oxime)Pt(II) species and the crown ether molecules. The electronic structures and vibrational frequencies of the triple associates were studied by density functional theory (DFT/B3LYP).

I.O. Koshevoy, Y.-C. Chang, Y.-A. Chen, A.J. Karttunen, E.V. Grachova, S.P. Tunik, J.Janis, T.A. Pakkanen, P.-T. Chou

“Luminescent Gold(I) Alkynyl Clusters Stabilized by Flexible Diphosphine Ligands”

Organometallics, 2014, ASAP

DOI: 10.1021/om5002952

Treatment of the homoleptic decanuclear compounds (AuC2R)10 with the cationic gold diphosphine complexes [Au2(PR′2-X-PR′2)2]2+ results in high-yield formation of the new family of hexanuclear clusters [Au6(C2R)4(PR′2-X-PR′2)2]2+ (PR′2-X-PR′2 = PPh2-(CH2)n-PPh2n = 2 (1, R = diphenylmethanolyl), n = 3 (3, R = diphenylmethanolyl; 4, R = 1-cyclohexanolyl; 5, R = 2-borneolyl), 4 (6, R = 1-cyclohexanolyl); PR′2-X-PR′2= PCy2-(CH2)2-PCy2 (2, R = diphenylmethanolyl); PR′2-X-PR′2 = 1,2-(PPh2-O)-C6H4 (7, R = diphenylmethanolyl); PR′2-X-PR′2 = (R,R)-DIOP (8, R = diphenylmethanolyl)). In the case of PPh2-(CH2)4-PPh2 phosphine and −C2C(OH)Ph2 alkynyl ligands an octanuclear cluster of a different structural type, [Au8(C2C(OH)Ph2)6(PPh2-(CH2)4-PPh2)2]2+ (9), was obtained. Complexes 137, and 9 were studied by X-ray crystallography. NMR and ESI-MS spectroscopic investigations showed that all but two (2 and 9) compounds are fluxional in solution and demonstrate dissociative chemical equilibria between major and a few minor forms. All of these complexes are intensely emissive in the solid state at room temperature and demonstrate very high quantum yields from 0.61 to 1.0 with weak influence of the alkynyl substituents R′ and the diphosphine backbones on luminescence energies. Two crystalline forms of the cluster 2 (P21/n and P21 space groups) exhibit unexpectedly contrasting yellow and sky blue emission, maximized at 572 and 482 nm, respectively. Electronic structure calculations with density functional methods demonstrate that the transitions responsible for the highly effective phosphorescence are dominated by contributions from the Au and π-alkynyl orbitals.

A.A. Melekhova, D.V. Krupenya, V.V. Gurzhiy, A.S. Melnikov, P.Yu. Serdobintsev, S.I. Selivanov, S.P. Tunik

“Synthesis, characterization, luminescence and non-linear optical properties of diimine platinum(II) complexes with arylacetylene ligands”

J. Organomet. Chem., 2014, accepted

DOI: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2014.04.002

A series of platinum(II) complexes (diimine)Pt(C≣CR)2, where diimine is 2,2′-bipyridine (bpy) or 4,4′-bis(tert-butyl)-2,2′-bipyridine (dtbpy) and alkynyl ligand is biphenylacetylide or terphenylacetylide, were synthesized and their photophysical and non-linear optical properties were investigated. All compounds (13) were characterized using NMR spectroscopy, ESI mass-spectrometry and elemental analysis. X-Ray crystal structure of the complex containing 4,4′-bis(tert-butyl)-2,2′-bipyridine and terphenylacetylide ligands is reported. The electronic absorption and emission spectra of the complexes have been studied. Room temperature phosphorescence was observed for the complexes in solution with the luminescence quantum yield in the 7.5–11% range and excited state lifetimes in microsecond time domain. All complexes under study exhibit two-photon luminescence and their double quantum absorption cross-section was found to be in the 9–22 GM range.

RC MRMI received the thanks of organisers of the conference “Mendeleev 2014” for assistance in conducting the tour and master class.

Among the talks presented at the conference was a talk coauthored with the employee of the Center.

А.С. Конева, Е.А. Сафонова, М.А. Вовк, Н.А. Смирнова

“Влияние температуры и содержания воды на коэффициенты самодиффузии в микроэмульсиях «вода в декане», стабилизированных смесью неионных ПАВ (Span80+Tween80)”.