Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society (2020-01-01)

Synthesis, crystal structure and biological activity of copper(II) complex with 4-nitro-3-pyrazolecarboxylic ligand

  • Kosović Milica,
  • Novaković Slađana,
  • Jaćimović Željko,
  • Latinović Nedeljko,
  • Marković Nada,
  • Đorđević Tamara,
  • Libowitzky Eugen,
  • Giester Gerald

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 85, no. 7
pp. 885 – 895


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The reaction of 4-nitro-3-pyrazolecarboxylic acid and Cu(OAc)2⋅H2O in ethanol resulted in a new coordination compound [Cu2(4-nitro-3- -pzc)2(H2O)6]2H2O (4nitro-3pzc = 4-nitro-3-pyrazolecarboxylate). The compound was investigated by means of single-crystal X-ray diffraction and infrared spectroscopy. The biological activity of the complex was also tested. In the crystal structure of [Cu2(4nitro-3-pzc)2(H2O)6]2H2O, the Cu(II) ion is in a distorted [4+2] octahedral coordination due to the Jan–Teller effect. A survey of the Cambridge Structural Database showed that the octahedral coordination geometry is generally rare for pyrazole-bridged Cu(II) complexes. In the case of Cu(II) complexes with the 3-pyrazolecarboxylato ligands, no complexes with a similar octahedral coordination geometry have been reported. Biological research based on determination of the inhibition effect of the commercial fungicide Cabrio top and the newly synthesized complex on Ph. viticola were performed using the phytosanitary method.