What are linkage isomers? Give me an example

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Oct 7, 2015

Linkage isomers are coordination compounds that have the same composition but differ in the connectivity of the ligand to the metal.

For example, a thiocyanato group could be connected to the metal atom by either the S atom or the N atom.

Typical ligands that give rise to linkage isomers are:

  • thiocyanate, SCN⁻ and isothiocyanate, NCS⁻
  • selenocyanate, SeCN⁻ and isoselenocyanate, NCSe⁻
  • nitrite, NO₂⁻
  • sulfite, SO₃²⁻

Two examples of linkage isomers are

  • the violet thiocyanato-κ-S and orange thiocyanato-κ-N isomers
    [(NH₃)₅Co-SCN]²⁺ and [(NH₃)₅Co-NCS]²⁺

  • the yellow nitrito-κ-N and red nitrito-κ-O isomers [(NH₃)₅Co-NO₂]²⁺ and [(NH₃)₅Co-ONO]²⁺

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