Syntheses, Structure, and Magnetic Properties of New Types of Cu(II), Co(II), and Mn(II) Organophosphonate Materials: Three-Dimensional Frameworks and a One-Dimensional Chain Motif Academic Article uri icon


  • The hydrothermal syntheses, structures, and magnetic properties of the Cu(II), Co(II), and Mn(II) complexes with organophosphonic acid H 2O3PCH2NH2+CH 2PO3H- are reported. Compound Cu 3[NH2(CH2PO3)2] 2 (1) crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbca, with unit cell parameters a = 9.4430(10) , b = 9.3681(10) , c = 16.0755(17) , V = 1422.1(3) 3, and Z = 4. The X-ray crystallographic determination reveals copper ions in two different coordination environments that are bridged by one terminal oxygen atom to form a three-dimensional framework of corner-sharing layers. Antiferromagnetic coupling between the two types of Cu units in 1 was observed at 15 K, followed by ferromagnetic ordering at 9 K. Compound CO3[NH2(CH 2PO3)2]2 (2) crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group P21212 with unit cell parameters a = 10.7346(8) , b = 13.3704(10) , c = 5.3699(4) , V = 770.72(10) 3, and Z = 2. All Co(II) ions are in a tetrahedral environment with both ends of the ligand bound via O atoms to adjacent Co(II) ions, thus creating tetranuclear 16-membered rings. Compound Mn{[NH 2(CH2PO3H)2]2(H 2O)2} (3) crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n, with unit cell parameters a = 7.3668(11) , b = 8.1540(12) , c = 14.090(2) , = 103.935-(2), V = 821.4(2) 3, and Z = 2. Four phosphate oxygen atoms and two water molecules are coordinated to the mononuclear octahedral Mn(II) ions. The amino groups are protonated and therefore do not coordinate to Mn(II). Compound 3 features a one-dimensional chain architecture stitched together by hydrogen bonds.

published proceedings

  • Chemistry of Materials

author list (cited authors)

  • Kong, D., Li, Y., Ouyang, X., Prosvirin, A. V., Zhao, H., Ross,, J. H., Dunbar, K. R., & Clearfield, A.

citation count

  • 70

complete list of authors

  • Kong, Deyuan||Li, Yang||Ouyang, Xiang||Prosvirin, Andrey V||Zhao, Hanhua||Ross,, Joseph H||Dunbar, Kim R||Clearfield, Abraham

publication date

  • August 2004