Extended one- And two-dimensional copper(n) complexes with bridging (N-N) diazine ligands: Structural and magnetic studies f

Xu Zhiqiang, Stephen White, Laurence K. Thompson, D. O. Miller, Masaaki Ohba, Hisashi Okawa, Claire Wilson, Judith A.K. Howard

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One- and two-dimensional copper(n) complexes of the polydentate diazine ligands pahap and pypz are reported, in which two copper(n) centers are bridged by a rotationally flexible single N-N bridge in a basic dinuclear subunit, with these subunits linked by halogen atom bridges to provide extended chains and layers. Crystal structures are reported for [Cu2(pypz)CI4]-H2O (1), [Cu2(pypz)Br4]-H2O (2) and [Cu2(pahap)Cl4] (3). In 1 and 2 the dinuclear subunits are internally bridged by halogen atoms to form tetranuclear dimers, which then link to form a two-dimensional chicken wire lattice. The dinuclear subunits exhibit intra-molecular ferromagnetic coupling, associated with acute angles of rotation of the copper magnetic planes around the N-N single bond bridge, in complete agreement with previous magneto-structural results. However, low temperature phase transitions (<15 K) indicate the presence of significant antiferromagnetic components, which are associated with spin pairing between adjacent ferromagnetic layers. In addition long range, weak ferromagnetic ordering is observed below 5 K, and confirmed by magnetic hysteresis measurements. The complicated magnetic data have been interpreted in terms of a model involving one-dimensional ferromagnetic chains arranged in two-dimensional layers, with the layers linked antiferromagnetically, leading to metamagnetic behaviour, with additional interchain ferromagnetic coupling appearing at low temperatures. Compound 3 has a much larger rotational angle of the copper magnetic planes around the N-N bond (120.3°), and a different extended structure involving a linear chain of chlorine atom bridged tetranuclear subunits. The magnetic properties of 3 are interpreted using an alternating chain model, and are dominated by intramolecular antiferromagnetic exchange between copper(n) centers within each dinuclear subunit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1751-1757
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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