Crystal structures and magnetic properties of complexes of M(NO 3)2; M = MnII, CoII, Ni II, and CuII, with pyridine ligands carrying an aminoxyl radical

Zhicheng Zhu, Satoru Karasawa, Noboru Koga

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Four complexes of M(NO3)2(4NOPy-OMe)2, (4NOPy-OMe = 4-(N-tert-butyloxylamino)-2-(methoxymethylenyl)pyridine, and M = MnII, 1; CoII, 2; NiII, 3; CuII, 4), were prepared and fully characterized. X-ray single crystal analysis reveals that four complexes are isostructural. The molecular structures are distorted octahedral in which the methoxy oxygen atoms coordinate to the metal ion by trans-configuration while the pyridyl nitrogen atoms and the nitrate oxygen atoms coordinate by cis-configuration. The magnetic properties of all complexes were investigated by SQUID magneto/susceptometry. Temperature dependence of the molar magnetic susceptibilities in the temperature range of 2-300 K indicated that the magnetic coupling between aminoxyl radicals and metal ion was antiferromagnetic in the complex 1 and were ferromagnetic in the complexes 2-4. The quantitative analysis based on the spin Hamiltonian, H = -2J(S 1SM + SMS2) yielded the best fit as J/kB = -13.4 ± 0.1 K, g = 1.94 ± 0.002, and θ = -0.78 ± 0.02 K for the complex 1, J/kB = 48.7 ± 2.1 K, g = 2.07 ± 0.02, and θ = -2.83 ± 0.41 K for the complex 3 (the data in the temperature range 300-50 K were used), and J/kB = 57.0 ± 1.2 K, g = 2.002 ± 0.004, and θ = -9.8 ± 0.1 K for the complex 4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2102-2107
Number of pages6
Issue number16-17
Publication statusPublished - Nov 17 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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