A unique tetranuclear cubane-like [Ni 4O 4] complex supported by hydroxyl-rich ligands: Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic property

Su Yun Zhang, Wenqian Chen, Bin Hu, Yan Mei Chen, Wu Li, Yahong Li

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Abstract

The tetranuclear cubane-like complex of the formula [Ni 4(HL1) 3(HL2)(H 2O)(CH 3OH)] [CH 3COO] •2CH 3OH•CH 3CN (1) (H 3L1 = 3-(2-hydroxybenzylideneamino)propane-1,2-diol; H 2L2 = 3-aminoprppane-1,2-diol) has been prepared by a one-pot reaction of nickel(II) acetate, salicylaldehyde and 3-aminopropane-1,2-diol, where the H 3L1 ligand was generated in situ via the condensation reaction between salicylaldehyde and 3-aminopropane-1,2-diol. The X-ray diffraction analysis of the complex showed a Ni 4O 4 cubane arrangement and the coordination environments of four Ni(II) ions are different from each other. Magnetic studies indicated ferromagnetic behavior for the complex. The magnetic data were fitted and the parameters were given as g = 2.43, J 1 = 15.96, and J 2 = 4.116.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-77
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Volume16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Cubane-like
  • Magnetic properties
  • Nickel complex
  • Tetranuclear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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