Flexible cis-cyclohexane-1,4-diammonium ion in magnetic [Ni(dmit) 2] crystals

Qiong Ye, Ping Ping Shi, Zi Qi Chen, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Shin Ichiro Noro, Takayoshi Nakamura

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    Reactions exchanging the cation in (nBu 4N)[Ni(dmit) 2] to cis-cyclohexane-1,4-diammonium (cis-CHDA) in the presence of [18]crown-6, benzo[18]crown-6 (B[18]crown-6) and dibenzo[18]crown-6 (DB[18]crown-6) yielded crystals of the monovalent [Ni(dmit) 2] complex, namely (cis-CHDA)([18]crown-6) 2[Ni(dmit) 2] 2 (1), (cis-CHDA)(B[18]crown-6) 2[Ni(dmit) 2] 2 (2) and (cis-CHDA)(DB[18]crown-6) 2[Ni(dmit) 2] 2 (3). The two ammonium groups (-NH 3 +) of the cis-CHDA dication at axial and equatorial positions interact with oxygen atoms of the corresponding upper and lower crown ethers to form sandwich-type supramolecular cationic structures. The lateral [Ni(dmit) 2] - anion arrangements through S-S contacts along the short and long axis of [Ni(dmit) 2] anions were realised in crystals of 1, 2, and 3 by the asymmetrical cis-CHDA dication. The temperature- and frequency-dependent anisotropic dielectric constants of a crystal of 1 were evaluated along the a, b and c axes, where the thermally activated motion of the structurally flexible cis-CHDA dication was consistent with the dielectric responses. The motions, dielectric properties and magnetism of [Ni(dmit) 2] - salts with flexible cis-cyclohexane-1,4-diammonium ion have been investigated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3732-3739
    Number of pages8
    JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug


    • Dielectric anisotropy
    • Magnetic properties
    • Molecular motion
    • Organic-inorganic hybrid composites
    • Supramolecular chemistry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Inorganic Chemistry


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