Synthesis and Properties of Dimetallic M1[Pz]−M2[Schiff Base] Complexes Academic Article uri icon


  • We report the synthesis and physical characterization of a series of peripherally functionalized porphyrazines (pz's) 1[M(1); M(2); R], where M(1) is a metal ion incorporated into the pz core, M(2) is a metal ion bound to a bis(5-tert-butyl-salicylidenimine) chelate built onto two amino nitrogen attached to the pz periphery, and R is a solubilizing group (either n-propyl (Pr) or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl (TMP) group) attached to the remaining carbons of the pz periphery. The 1[M(1); M(2); R] species are prepared from precursor pz's with a selenodiazole ring; they are deprotected to form the diamino pz, which reacts with two moles of 5-tert-butyl-2-hydroxybenzaldehyde to form the Schiff base pz. This is metalated to form 1[M(1); M(2); R]. The crystal structures of 1[2H; Ni; Pr] and 1[Cu; ClMn; Pr] are presented. The EPR spectra of the M(1)-M(2) "isomers" prepared with Cu(II) (S = (1)/(2)) and ClMn(III) (S = 2) ions, 1[ClMn; Cu; Pr] and 1[Cu; ClMn; TMP], are a superposition of spectra expected for the S = (3)/(2) and S = (5)/(2) total-spin manifolds that result from strong Heisenberg coupling between the partner spins. The exchange splitting between the two manifolds, as determined by temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility measurements, is equivalent for the two M(1)-M(2) "isomers", Delta/k(B) approximately 20-25 K, which suggests a sigma-pathway for exchange coupling.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhao, M., Zhong, C., Stern, C., Barrett, A., & Hoffman, B. M.

publication date

  • January 1, 2004 11:11 AM