Syntheses, structures and single-molecule magnetic behaviors of two dicubane Mn4 complexes

Chen I. Yang, Gene Hsiang Lee, Ching Shuei Wur, Jauyn G. Lin, Hui Lien Tsai

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The reaction of MnX2·4H2O (X = Cl or Br) with 2,6-bis(hydroxymethyl)-4-methylphenol (H3L) and NaOH in methanol solution yielded two tetranuclear manganese complexes, [Mn4(HL) 4(MeOH)4Cl2] (1) and [Mn4(HL) 4(MeOH)4Br2] (2). Both compounds crystallize in the monoclinic space group C2/c with cell parameters: a = 26.0945(19) Å, b = 11.4999(8) Å, c = 21.2188(16) Å, β = 121.050(1)° and z = 4 for 1·2Et2O; a = 25.8145(3) Å, b = 11.6734(2) Å, c = 21.3956(3) Å, β = 120.1277(6)° and z = 4 for 2·2Et2O. Both complexes consist of a mixed-valence dicubane structure, which comprises two MnII and two MnIII ions. Magnetic susceptibilities and magnetization of complexes 1 and 2 in the solid state indicate that two clusters have an S = 9 ground state. Frequency-dependent out-of-phase signals of alternating current magnetic susceptibilities were observed in the low temperature range (<3 K) for both complexes indicating a slow magnetic relaxation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2215-2221
Number of pages7
Issue number16-17
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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