Synthesis and magnetism of multi-dimensional cyanide-bridged bimetallic assemblies

Masaaki Ohba, Hisashi Okawa

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The structures and magnetism of complex-based metal assemblies derived from [M(CN)6]n- (M = Cr3+, Mn3+, Fe3+, Co3+, Fe2+; n = 3, 4) and coordinatively unsaturated [MA(L)x]m+ (MA = Mn2+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Mn3+, Fe3+; L = polyamine ligand, salen2- derivatives) are reviewed. The reaction of the constituents in different ratios, in the absence or presence of an appropriate cation or anion and by the change of ligand L provides multi-dimensional bimetallic assemblies of various networks extended through M-CN-MA-NC- linkages. The magnetic properties of the assemblies are discussed with respect to their network structures and MA/M combinations. These assemblies provide significant insights into magnetostructural correlation and design of magnetic materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-328
Number of pages16
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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