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Ximena Verónica Jaramillo-Fierro

César Zambrano

Francisco Fernández

Regino Saenz-Puche

César Costa

Victor Guerrero

Silvia González



A new Cu(I) complex constructed by reaction of trithiocyanuric acid (ttc) and copper (II) perchlorate hexahydrate has been successfully synthesized by a slow sedimentation method in a DMF solvent at room temperature. The molecular structure of the compound was elucidated by MALDI-TOFMS, UV Vis and FTIR spectroscopy, DSC-TGA analysis and magnetic susceptibility measurement. The proposed structure was corroborated by a computational study carried out with the Gaussian09 and AIMAII programs using the RB3LYP hybrid DFT functional with both 6-31G and Alhrich-TZV basis sets. The calculated vibrational frequencies values were compared with experimental FTIR values. Photophysical properties of the synthesized complex were evaluated by UV-Visible spectroscopy and compared with computed vertical excitation obtained from TDDFT. The theoretical vibrational frequencies and the UV Vis spectra are in good agreement with the experimental values. Additionally, the Frontier Molecular Orbitals (HOMO-LUMO) and the Molecular Electrostatic Potential of the complex was calculated using same theoretical approximation. The results showed the interaction between three coordinatedl igand atoms and the Cu(I) ion.


coordination complex, copper perchlorate, trithiocyanuric acid, DFT calculations

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How to Cite
Jaramillo-Fierro, X. V., Zambrano, C., Fernández, F., Saenz-Puche, R., Costa, C., Guerrero, V., & González, S. (2018). Synthesis, characterization and theoretical calculations of Cu(I) complex of trithiocyanuric acid [Cu(ttc)3]. Universitas Scientiarum, 23(2), 241–266.
Analytic Chemistry