Structural and magnetic properties of Co3(dpa)4Br2 Academic Article uri icon


  • Eleven crystal structures have been determined for the trinuclear Co 3(dpa)4Br2 (1) (dpa = di(2-pyridyl)amide anion) molecule in the following solvates: 1CH2Cl2 (at 111, 147 and 240 K), 1C6H12 (at 110, 150, 213 and 298 K) and 11.75C7H80.5C6H 14 (at 110, 170, 213 and 295 K). Their magnetic behavior has been measured over the temperature range 5-350 K. In nearly every respect their behavior closely parallels that of their chloro analogs, although certain crystallographic and magnetic details differ. Of particular importance is that both symmetrical and unsymmetrical structures are observed in different crystalline forms and that the unsymmetrical forms display marked temperature dependence. It is, therefore, clear that the highly unconventional behavior of the chloro analog is not restricted to that one compound. The Royal Society of Chemistry 2001.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions

author list (cited authors)

  • Clrac, R., Cotton, F. A., Daniels, L. M., Dunbar, K. R., Murillo, C. A., & Wang, X.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • ClĂ©rac, Rodolphe||Cotton, F Albert||Daniels, Lee M||Dunbar, Kim R||Murillo, Carlos A||Wang, Xiaoping

publication date

  • January 2001