Use of a rhenium cyanide nanomagnet as a building block for new clusters and extended networks. Academic Article uri icon


  • Derivatives of the single molecule magnet (SMM) {[Re(triphos)(CN)(3)](4)[MnCl](4)} (Re(4)Mn(4)) {[Re(triphos)(CN)(3)](4)[Mn(CH(3)CN)](4)}(ClO(4))(4) (2) and {[Re(triphos)(CN)(3)](4)[Mn(ClO(4))](3)[Mn(CH(3)OH)(CH(3)O)]} (3), were prepared by reacting [Et(4)N][Re(triphos)(CN)(3)] (1) with Mn(ClO(4))(2)6H(2)O. Reaction of sodium dicyanamide, NaN(CN)(2), with compound 2 in CH(2)Cl(2) results in the product {[Re(triphos)(CN)(3)](4)[Mn(N(CN)(2))](4)} (4), in which each Mn(II) site is terminated by a dicyanamide ligand. A similar reaction of compound 3 in CH(2)Cl(2)-MeOH solution with LiTCNQ (TCNQ = 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) leads to the formation of {[Re(triphos)(CN)(3)](4)[Mn(TCNQ-TCNQ)(3)(Mn(HTCNQ)(CH(3)O))]} (5) whose structure is best described as a chain of dimers of Re(4)Mn(4) cubes bridged by sigma-bonded (TCNQ(2))(2-) linkers with one capping HTCNQ ligand.

published proceedings

  • Dalton Trans

author list (cited authors)

  • Karadas, F., Avendano, C., Hilfiger, M. G., Prosvirin, A. V., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 19

complete list of authors

  • Karadas, Ferdi||Avendano, Carolina||Hilfiger, Matthew G||Prosvirin, Andrey V||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • May 2010