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  • Four new three-dimensional (3-D) coordination frameworks based on the heptacyanomolybdate(iii) anion were prepared and characterised by magnetic measurements: {[MnII(imH)2]2[MnII(H2O)(imH)3][MnII(imH)4] [MoIII(CN)7]26H2O}n (1) (imH = imidazole), {[MnII(H2O)2(imH)]3[MnII(H2O)(imH)2][MoIII(CN)7]25H2O}n (2), {[MnII(Htrz)(H2O)2][MnII(Htrz)0.7(H2O)2.3][MoIII(CN)7]5.6H2O}n (3) (Htrz = 1,2,4-triazole) and {[MnII(H2O)2]3[MnII(H2O)4][MoIII(CN)7]26H2O2urea}n (4). All four compounds exhibit long-range ferrimagnetic ordering and exhibit an opening of their magnetic hysteresis loops at 1.8 K; 1 and 2 exhibit the highest coercive fields among all known [MoIII(CN)7]-based assemblies, 5000 and 4500 Oe respectively. The coercivity of 1-4 is correlated with the geometry of the heptacyanomolybdate(iii) anion and the cyanide bridging pattern. A paramagnetic analogue of compound 1, {[MnII(imH)2]2[MnII(H2O)(imH)3][MnII(imH)4][ReIII(CN)7]26H2O}n (1Re), where the heptacyanomolybdate(iii) anion is substituted by the diamagnetic heptacyanorhenate(iii) anion is also reported which constitutes the first example of a coordination framework based on [ReIII(CN)7]4-.

published proceedings

  • Dalton Trans

author list (cited authors)

  • Magott, M., Dunbar, K. R., & Pinkowicz, D.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019 11:11 AM