Polar metal phosphonate containing unusual μ4-OH bridged double chains showing canted antiferromagnetism with large coercivity

Xiao Jing Yang, Song Song Bao, Min Ren, Norihisa Hoshino, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Li Min Zheng

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    The first examples of metal phosphonates based on an asymmetrical 2-(phosphonomethyl)benzoic acid (2-pmbH3) are reported, namely, Co24-OH)(2-pmb) (1) and Cu43-OH)2(2-pmb)2 (2). Both crystallize in polar space groups and show layered structures. Compound 1 contains unusual μ4-OH bridged double chains of (Co24-OH)O3), inter-connected by the phosphonate groups. In 2, chair-like tetramers of Cu43-OH)O2 are linked by both carboxylate and phosphonate groups. Magnetic studies reveal that compound 1 experiences canted antiferromagnetic ordering below 31.0 K with a large coercivity of 4.3 Tesla at 2 K.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3979-3981
    Number of pages3
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number30
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 18

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Catalysis
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Ceramics and Composites
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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