An antiferromagnetically coupled heterometal Cu6Fe wheel

Ryo Saiki, Norifumi Yoshida, Norihisa Hoshino, Graham N. Newton, Takuya Shiga, Hiroki Oshio

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    A heterometal Cu6Fe wheel molecule, [CuII6FeIII(HL)6(OH)2(OCH3)4](NO3)3·6H2O (1·6H2O) (H2L = 1-(2-pyridine)-3-(2-pyrrole)acetylacetone) was synthesized by the one-pot reaction of H2L with copper and iron sources. X-ray structural analysis reveals that the heptanuclear wheel cluster consists of a central Fe(III) ion surrounded by six Cu(II) ions, linked through methoxo- and hydroxo-bridges. Cryomagnetic studies indicate intramolecular antiferromagnetic interactions were operative.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1197-1199
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemistry Letters
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Antiferromagnetic interaction
    • Heterometal polynuclear complex
    • Wheel complex

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)


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