Struct. Chem. 20, 557-563 (2009)


Chiral distinction in square planar Pt and Pd complexes of 2,2'-bipyridine derivatives

A computational study of square planar organometallic complexes formed by the ligand 2,2′-bipyridine and all its possible difluoro derivatives in analogous position of the aromatic rings (n,n′-difluoro-2,2′-bipyridine, where n = n′ = 3, 4, 5, and 6) and two M–X2 (M = Pd and Pt and X = F, Cl, Br, and I) fragments has been carried out amounting to a total of 80 complexes. Relationships have been found between the chiral distinction energy and the different chemical moieties present. Using the statistical Free-Wilson method, the relative energies between the diastereomeric complexes have been correlated with the position of the substituent, the counter anion, and the central metal cation.