Pressure response of three-dimensional cyanide-bridged bimetallic magnets

Masaaki Ohba, Wakako Kaneko, Susumu Kitagawa, Takuho Maeda, Masaki Mito

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Effects of pressure on the structures and magnetic properties of three types of 3-D cyanide-bridged bimetallic coordination polymer magnets, Mn IICrIII ferrimagnet [Mn(en)]3[Cr(CN) 6]2·4H2O (1; en = ethylenediamine), NiIICrIII ferromagnet [Ni(dipn)]3[Cr(CN) 6]2·3H2O (2; dipn = N,N-di(3- aminopropyl)amine), and NiIIFeIII ferromagnet [Ni(dipn)]2[Ni(dipn)(H2O)][Fe(CN)6] 2·11H2O (3), were systematically examined under hydrostatic pressure up to 19.8 GPa using a piston-cylinder-type pressure cell and a diamond anvil cell. The ferrimagnet 1 showed the reversible crystalline-to-amorphous-like phase change, and the magnetic phase transition temperature (TC) was reversibly changed from 69 K at 0 GPa to 126 K at 4.7 GPa. At higher pressure, the net magnetization was suppressed with increasing pressure, and the magnetic state at 19.8 GPa was assumed to be paramagnetic. The initial ferrimagnetic phase of 1 was not recovered after releasing the pressure from 19.8 GPa. The magnetic phase of 2 was reversibly converted between ferromagnetic and paramagnetic-like phase in the range 0 ≤ P ≤ 4.7 GPa while maintaining its crystallinity. The porous ferromagnet 3 was easily amorphized and irreversibly lost the ferromagnetic phase under low pressure (P ≤ 1.0 GPa). The flexible cyanide-bridged magnetic frameworks demonstrate well the pressure response as a reflection of differences in the magnetic structure and the framework strength in the GPa range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4475-4484
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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