Does the complexation of 2-hydroxy chalcone oxime (below) with a metal require any catalyst? Is the complexation pH sensitive?

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  • $\begingroup$ Like what catalyst? $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Jun 30 '17 at 18:20
  • $\begingroup$ Here Hydroxy is ortho to oxime so that it can form six membered chelated ring..and catalyst like any acid to deprotonate hydroxy proton ? $\endgroup$ – user46820 Jun 30 '17 at 18:56
  • $\begingroup$ @user46820 maybe if the hydroxyl was on the other ring, but not in the structure shown $\endgroup$ – jerepierre Jun 30 '17 at 20:06
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure that the use of acid/alkali to change the protonation state of a ligand to allow it to complex is generally not considered catalysis. $\endgroup$ – hBy2Py Jul 18 '17 at 4:00