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Tuning the interactions from antiferro- to ferro-magnetic by molecular tailoring and manipulating

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Four novel CuII complexes {Na[Cu4(hmp)4(CHOO)3](ClO4)2·H2O}n (1), [Cu8(hmp)8(CH3COO)6](ClO4)2 (2), [Cu4(hmp)4(CH3CN)2(ClO4)2(H2O)2](ClO4)2 (3), and [Cu4(hmp)4(CH3COO)2(H2O)4](ClO4)2·2H2O (4) with Hhmp = 2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridine were prepared by structural modulation at room temperature. Taking advantage of the steric hindrance of the ancillary ligands, the 1D copper chain (1) is successfully cut down into the octa-nuclear copper cluster (2) with the unchanged antiferromagnetic [Cu4O4] open-cubane that is further separated into weak antiferromagnetic [Cu4O4] (3) and then modulated to be the ferromagnetic tetra-nuclear [Cu4O4] cluster (4). The obtained four complexes allow us to systematically investigate their magnetic properties and find the rules for further magnetic investigations. The results showed that there exist antiferromagnetic interactions between Cu(II) ions in 1–3, while 4 displays ferromagnetic behaviour. The best fitting results to the experimental magnetic susceptibilities gave J1 = J2 = J3 = −2.26 cm−1, g = 2.11 for 3 and J1 = 37.05 cm−1, J2 = −0.62 cm−1, J3 = −0.62 cm−1, g = 2.13 for 4.

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The article was received on 03 Sep 2012, accepted on 18 Oct 2012 and first published on 19 Oct 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT32021E
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2013,42, 3308-3317
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    Tuning the interactions from antiferro- to ferro-magnetic by molecular tailoring and manipulating

    X. Zhang, B. Li, J. Tang, J. Tian, G. Huang and J. Zhang, Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 3308
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT32021E

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