Cyano-bridged MnIII3MIII (MIII = Fe, Cr) complexes: Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties

Hitoshi Miyasaka, Hitomi Takahashi, Tomokura Madanbashi, Ken Ichi Sugiura, Rodolphe Clérac, Hiroyuki Nojiri

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Two cyano-bridged tetranuclear complexes composed of Mn(III) salen (salen = N,N′-ethylene bis(salicylideneiminate)) and hexacyanometalate(III) (M = Fe, Cr) in a stoichiometry of 3:1 have been selectively synthesized using {NH2(n-C12H25)2}3[M III(CN)6] (MIII = Fe, Cr) starting materials: [{Mn(salen)(EtOH)}3{M(CN)6}] (M = Fe, 1; Cr, 2). Compounds 1 and 2 are isostructural with a T-shaped structure, in which [M(CN) 6]3- assumes a meridional-tridentate building block to bind three [Mn(salen)(EtOH)]+ units. The strong frequency dependence and observation of hysteresis on the field dependence of the magnetization indicate that 1 is a single-molecule magnet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5969-5971
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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