In search of binary hybrid systems in manganese chemistry: The synthesis, spectroscopic and structural characterization, and magnetic properties of a new species in the aqueous MnII-quinic system

Melita Menelaou, Catherine P. Raptopoulou, Aris Terzis, Vassilis Tangoulis, Athanasios Salifoglou

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Abstract

Manganese is a metal with diverse (bio)chemical reactivity in aqueous media in the presence of biologically relevant ligands. Key to that reactivity is the existence of soluble and bioavailable forms of MnII across the physiological range of pH. To probe the interactions arising between Mn II and the low-molecular-mass ligand D-(-)-quinic acid, research efforts were targeted at the synthetic aqueous chemistry in the requisite binary system. The pH-specific synthetic reaction of MnII with D-(-)-quinic acid led to the isolation of the new species [Mn2(C 7H11O6)4]n·nH 2O (1). Complex 1 was characterized by elemental analysis, spectroscopic techniques (EPR, FTIR), thermal and magnetic studies, and X-ray crystallography. The molecular lattice of 1 reveals the presence of dimeric units of MnII-centers, with the quinate ligands coordinated to the metal ions through variable binding modes, indicating the diversity of chemical reactivity in the system. The octahedral MnII centers in the molecular assembly of 1 serve as chemical prototypes of the forms of interactions that most likely develop in biologically relevant fluids, similar to those encountered in plant exudates and plant cellular structures. Concurrently, the physicochemical features of 1 (from the 3D hydrogen-bonding network to the magnetic susceptibility properties and EPR spectral results) exemplify the key features that constitute the rudiments of Mn II-organic hybrid lattices of specific functions and (bio)chemical reactivity patterns. The collective properties of 1 are discussed in the context of their occurrence in natural binary MnII-influenced systems and advanced metal-hybrid materials of potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1957-1967
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 22
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hybrid materials
  • Magnetic properties
  • Manganese
  • Mn-quinate interactions
  • Structural speciation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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