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Structure and magnetic properties of an unprecedented syn-antiμ-nitrito-1κO:2κO′ bridged Mn(iii)-salen complex and its isoelectronic and isostructural formate analogue

Kar, P., Biswas, R., Drew, M. G.B., Ida, Y., Ishida, T. and Ghosh, A. (2011) Structure and magnetic properties of an unprecedented syn-antiμ-nitrito-1κO:2κO′ bridged Mn(iii)-salen complex and its isoelectronic and isostructural formate analogue. Dalton Transactions, 40 (13). pp. 3295-3304. ISSN 1364-5447

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1039/c0dt01521k

Abstract/Summary

The preparation, crystal structures and magnetic properties of two new isoelectronic and isomorphous formate-and nitrite-bridged 1D chains of Mn(III)-salen complexes, [Mn(salen)(HCOO)](n) (1) and [Mn(salen)(NO2)](n) (2), where salen is the dianion of N,N'-bis(salicylidene)-1,2-diaminoethane, are presented. The structures show that the salen ligand coordinates to the four equatorial sites of the metal ion and the formate or nitrite ions coordinate to the axial positions to bridge the Mn(III)-salen units through a syn-anti mu-1 kappa O:2 kappa O' coordination mode. Such a bridging mode is unprecedented in Mn(III) for formate and in any transition metal ion for nitrite. Variable-temperature magnetic susceptibility measurements of complexes 1 and 2 indicate the presence of ferromagnetic exchange interactions with J values of 0.0607 cm(-1) (for 1) and 0.0883 cm(-1) (for 2). The ac measurements indicate negligible frequency dependence for 1 whereas compound 2 exhibits a decrease of chi(ac)' and a concomitant increase of chi(ac)'' on elevating frequency around 2 K. This finding is an indication of slow magnetization reversal characteristic of single-chain magnets or spin-glasses. The mu-nitrito-1 kappa O:2 kappa O' bridge seems to be a potentially superior magnetic coupler to the formate bridge for the construction of single-molecule/-chain magnets as its coupling constant is greater and the chi(ac)' and chi(ac)'' show frequency dependence.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:30441
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry

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