Heterobimetallic Complexes Based on [(Tp)Fe(CN)3]−: Syntheses, Crystal Structures and Magnetic Properties Academic Article uri icon


  • With the anionic precursor [(Tp)FeIII(CN)3] - [1; Tp: hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate] as a building block, two trinuclear complexes, [(Tp)2FeIII2(CN) 6Mn(CH3OH)4]·2CH3OH (2), [(Tp)2FeIII2(CN)6Ni(cyclam)] ·2H2O (3; cyclam: 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane) and a one-dimensional polymer, [(Tp)FeIII(CN)3Cu(dien)]ClO 4·H2O (4; dien: diethylenetriamine), have been synthesized and structurally characterized. In complex 2, each of the two [(Tp)Fe(CN)3]- units binds through one of its three cyanide groups to a central [Mn(CH3OH)4]2+ core. In complex 4, a zigzag chain is formed by combining [TpFe(CN) 3]- and [Cu(dien)]2+ fragments alternately through cyano bridges. The magnetic properties of complexes 2-4 have been investigated in the temperature range 2-300 K. A weak antiferromagnetic interaction between the MnII and FeIII ions has been found in complex 2. The magnetic data of 2 can be fitted with the isotropic Hamiltonian Ĥ = -2J(Ŝ11·Ŝ2 + Ŝ2·Ŝ3) - 2J′Ŝ 1·Ŝ3, where J and J′ are the intramolecular exchange coupling parameters between adjacent and peripheral spin carriers, respectively. This leads to values of J = -2.19 cm-1 and g = 2.13. The same fitting method was applied to complex 3 to give values of J = 17.2 cm-1 and g = 2.37, showing that there is a ferromagnetic interaction between the FeIII and NiII ions. The 1-D chain of 4 is treated as alternating uniform Fe-Cu dimers with different intradimeric (Jd) and interdimeric (Jc) exchange constants, leading to Jd = 10.9 cm-1, Jc = 1.29 cm-1 and g = 2.54. © Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2004.

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, S., Zuo, J., Zhou, H., Song, Y., Gao, S., & You, X.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • January 2004