Structures and properties of ferromagnetically coupled bis(μ-halo)diiron(II) complexes

Zang Yan Zang, Ho G. Jang, Yu Min Chiou, Michael P. Hendrich, Lawrence Que

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Three bis(μ-halo)diferrous complexes, [Fe2(TLA)2F2](BF4)2 (1), [Fe2(TMPzA)2Cl2](BPh4)2 (2) and [Fe2(TPA)2Cl2](BPh4)2 (3), have been synthesized and crystallographically characterized. The crystallographic data are as follows: 1, triclinic system, space group P1 (No. 2), with cell dimensions a=8.746(7), b=11.386(4), c=12.018(6) Å, α=64.44(3), β=81.54(5), γ=87.90(5)°, V=1067(2) Å3, R=0.046, Rw=0.063; 2, triclinic system, space group P1 (No. 2), with cell dimensions a=10.440(5), b=11.610(8), c=16.98(1) Å, α=77.55(6), β=79.63(5), γ=88.90(5)°, V=1977(4) Å3, R=0.042, Rw=0.050; 3, monoclinic system, space group C2/c (No. 15), with cell dimensions a=19.211(6), b=15.264(9), c=24.52(2) Å, β=105.57(3)°, V=6926(4) Å3, R=0.049, Rw=0.053. All three complexes have Fe2X2 cores with FeFe distances of 3.198(3) Å for 1, 3.563(3) Å for 2 and 3.494(3) Å for 3, and FeXFe angles of 101.72(9)° for 1, 91.94(6)° for 2 and 90.67(3)° for 3. Magnetization studies over the temperature range of 2 to 200 K indicate that the high spin ferrous centers are ferromagnetically coupled in all three complexes. The parameter sets of the best fit (Hex=JS1·S2) are for 1: J=-1.2(2) cm-1, |Di|=7.2(5) cm-1, gi=2.12(3); for 2: J=-2.6(2) cm-1, |Di|=7.2(5) cm-1, gi=2.15(3); and for 3: J=-10.0(2) cm-1, |Di|=13.2(5) cm-1, gi=2.15(3). The EPR signals near g=18 also indicate ferromagnetic coupling between the iron(II) centers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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