Molecular-Based Magnetism in Bimetallic Two-Dimensional Oxalate-Bridged Networks. An X-ray and Neutron Diffraction Study

Pellaux, René; Schmalle, Helmut W.; Huber, Reto; Fischer, Peter; Hauss, Thomas; Ouladdiaf, Bachir; Decurtins, Silvio (1997). Molecular-Based Magnetism in Bimetallic Two-Dimensional Oxalate-Bridged Networks. An X-ray and Neutron Diffraction Study. Inorganic chemistry, 36(11), pp. 2301-2308. American Chemical Society 10.1021/ic960838g

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Bimetallic, oxalate-bridged compounds with bi- and trivalent transition metals comprise a class of layered materials which express a large variety in their molecular-based magnetic behavior. Because of this, the availability of the corresponding single-crystal structural data is essential to the successful interpretation of the experimental magnetic results. We report in this paper the crystal structure and magnetic properties of the ferromagnetic compound {[N(n-C3H7)4][MnIICrIII(C2O4)3]}n (1), the crystal structure of the antiferromagnetic compound {[N(n-C4H9)4][MnIIFeIII(C2O4)3]}n (2), and the results of a neutron diffraction study of a polycrystalline sample of the ferromagnetic compound {[P(C6D5)4][MnIICrIII(C2O4)3]}n (3). Crystal data:  1, rhombohedral, R3c, a = 9.363(3) Å, c = 49.207(27) Å, Z = 6; 2, hexagonal, P63, a = 9.482(2) Å, c = 17.827(8) Å, Z = 2. The structures consist of anionic, two-dimensional, honeycomb networks formed by the oxalate-bridged metal ions, interleaved by the templating cations. Single-crystal field dependent magnetization measurements as well as elastic neutron scattering experiments on the manganese(II)−chromium(III) samples show the existence of long-range ferromagnetic ordering behavior below Tc = 6 K. The magnetic structure corresponds to an alignment of the spins perpendicular to the network layers. In contrast, the manganese(II)−iron(III) compound expresses a two-dimensional antiferromagnetic ordering.

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08 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DCBP)
08 Faculty of Science > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Science

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Decurtins, Silvio


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry




American Chemical Society




Silvio Decurtins

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