Activation volume as evidence for a dissociative-interchange mechanism of nickel(II) ion complexation with isoquinoline in water, N,N-dimethylformamide, acetonitrile, methanol, and ethanol

Koji Ishihara, Shigenobu Funahashi, Motoharu Tanaka

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Activation volumes for the complexation of nickel(II) ion with isoquinoline in various solvents were determined by a high-pressure stopped-flow technique. Values of activation volume for formation and dissociation of the (isoquinoline)nickel(II) complex are respectively 7.4 ± 1.3 and 8.9 ± 0.8 cm3 mol-1 in water, 9.3 ± 0.3 and 12.2 ± 0.3 cm3 mol-1 in N,N-dimethylformamide, 12.8 ± 0.6 and 9.9 ± 0.5 cm3 mol-1 in methanol, and 12.6 ± 0.5 and 15.7 ± 1.1 cm3 mol-1 in ethanol. The activation volume of the complex formation in acetonitrile is 9.4 ± 0.1 cm3 mol-1. All the positive values of the activation volume strongly indicate that the ligand substitution reactions on nickel(II) ion proceed via a dissociative-interchange mechanism in these solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2564-2567
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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