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Unusual oxidation state distributions observed for two mixed-valence heptanuclear manganese disc-like clusters

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The synthesis, structures and magnetic properties of two new mixed-valence heptanuclear manganese clusters are described. Both complexes utilize triethanolamine (teaH3) as a bridging ligand, displaying near planar, disc-like metal topologies and are of formulae [MnII4MnIV3(tea)(teaH2)3(peolH)4](BF4)2·solv (1) and [MnII4MnIII3F3(tea)(teaH)(teaH2)2(piv)4(Hpiv)(chp)3]·0.5MeCN (2). Compound 1 is a rare mixed-valence compound containing MnII and MnIV ions only and is the first example of a heptanuclear disc with a {MnII4MnIV3} oxidation state distribution. Compound 2 is a {MnII4MnIII3} complex and displays a unique arrangement of oxidation states within the disc, when compared to other known {MnII4MnIII3} examples. Variable temperature DC and AC magnetic susceptibility studies were carried out for 1 and 2 in the 2–300 K temperature range. Compound 1 displayed an increase in the χMT susceptibility values as the temperature is decreased indicating dominant ferromagnetic interactions are present within the cluster. Fits of the χMT vs. T data reveals an S = 23/2 ground state, with several close lying excited states within 1 cm−1. Compound 2 displays an overall decrease in the χMT value as the temperature is decreased down to 2 K indicating dominant antiferromagnetic interactions present with a probable S = 4 ground state as determined from the DC and AC susceptibility data.

Graphical abstract: Unusual oxidation state distributions observed for two mixed-valence heptanuclear manganese disc-like clusters

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2012, accepted on 31 May 2012 and first published on 01 Jun 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30786C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 9789-9796
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    Unusual oxidation state distributions observed for two mixed-valence heptanuclear manganese disc-like clusters

    S. K. Langley, N. F. Chilton, B. Moubaraki and K. S. Murray, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 9789
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT30786C

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