Robert T. Stibrany

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2,2'-Bis[2-(1-propylbenzimidazol-2-yl)]biphenyl), 4, and its bis complexes with Fe(II) and Mn(II) have been prepared and characterized structurally and spectroscopically. Ligand 4 adopts an open, "trans" conformation in the solid state with the benzimidazole (BzIm) groups on opposite sides of the biphenyl unit. In its complexes with metal ions, a "cis"(More)
Novel macrocyclic bis(disulfide)tetramine ligands and several Cu(II) and Ni(II) complexes of them with additional ligands have been synthesized by the oxidative coupling of linear tetradentate N2S2 tetramines with iodine. Facile demetalation of the Ni(II) oxidation products affords the free 20-membered macrocycles meso-9 and rac-9 and the 22-membered(More)
1,3,5-Tris{2'-[(pyrazol-1-yl)methyl]phenyl}benzene, 4, and its complexes with Cu(I) and Ag(I) have been prepared and characterized. Both CuI4 and AgI4 triflate crystallize in the rhombohedral space group R3, with the cations and anions each exhibiting crystallographically imposed 3-fold (C3) symmetry. In both complexes, 4 behaves as a tris(pyrazolyl)(More)
[Cu(C6H18N4)(C10H10N2)](ClO4)2, (1-benzylimidazole)[N,N-bis(2-aminoethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine]copper(II) diperchlorate (1), M(r) = 566.88, monoclinic, P2(1)/c, a = 10.549 (1), b = 9.2465 (9), c = 25.256 (2) A, beta = 101.42 (1) degrees, V = 2415 (1) A3, Z = 4, Dm = 1.54 (1), Dx = 1.559 Mg m-3, lambda (Mo K alpha) = 0.71073 A, mu = 1.18 mm-1, F(000) = 1172, T(More)
Simple evaporation of spilled oil is usually thought to be restricted to the smaller hydrocarbons (<15 carbons). We show that aeration of oil in water, at 22 degrees C, substantially extends this evaporation, leading to the loss of alkanes up to at least hexatricosane (nC36) and of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with at least four rings (e.g., chrysene(More)
The structure of the title tri-fluoro-acetic acid adduct, C17H12N2O3·C2HF3O2, contains a tri-fluoro-acetic acid mol-ecule hydrogen bonded to the imine N atom of the imidazole ring of a nearly planar four-fused-ring system (r.m.s. deviatiation = 0.013 Å). The carb-oxy-lic acid group of the triflouro-acetic acid mol-ecule is twisted with respect to the mean(More)
Five distorted-octahedral complexes containing (NH3)5Ru(III)L ions, where L = 2,4-dihydroxybenzoate or a xanthine, have been studied using a combination of X-ray crystallography, solution and polarized single-crystal electronic absorption spectroscopy, and first principles electronic structure computational techniques. Both yellow (2) and red (3) forms of(More)
Bis[(1S,2S)-trans-3,3'-(1,2-cyclohexanediyldinitrilo)bis- (2-methylpropane-2-thiolato)]-1 kappa 4N1,N1',S1,S1';2 kappa 4N2,- N2',S2,S2';3 kappa 2S1,S2';4 kappa 2S1',S2;5 kappa 2S1',S2'-triiodo-3 kappa I, 4 kappa I,- 5 kappa I-tricopper(I)dinicke1(II) bis(acetonitrile) solvate, [[Ni(C14H28N2S2)]2(CuI)3]. 2CH3CN, is one of a number of possible novel(More)
In the title compound, [CuBr(2)(C(27)H(36)N(4))], the Cu(II) ion exhibits a distorted tetra-hedral coordination geometry provided by two bromide ions and by chelation of two imine N-atom donors from a bis-(benzimidazole) ligand. Chelation results in a six-membered boat-shaped ring which links the benzimidazole groups. Each bis-(benzimidazole) fragment(More)
The structures of 1H-phenanthro[9,10-d]imidazole, C15H10N2, (I), and 3,6-dibromo-1H-phenanthro[9,10-d]imidazole hemihydrate, C15H8Br2N(2).0.5H2O, (II), contain hydrogen-bonded polymeric chains linked by columns of pi-pi stacked essentially planar phenanthroimidazole monomers. In the structure of (I), the asymmetric unit consists of two independent(More)