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Reactions of a series of ZnL, CuL and NiL Schiff base and non-Schiff base complexes with MCl2 salts (M = Cu, Ni, Mn): syntheses, structures, magnetic properties and DFT calculations

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We report the syntheses, structural determination and magnetic properties of a few 3d Schiff base metal complexes resulting from the reaction of preformed 3d Schiff base metal complexes with MCl2 salts (M = Cu, Ni, Mn). Different behaviors can occur, from a metal exchange reaction to coordination of M ions and chloride anions or, in the presence of alkaline ions, to formation of tetrachlorocuprate entities that behave as counter-anions in the final structures. So use of o-vanillin-derived Schiff base ligands possessing two coordination sites of different sizes allows isolation of a genuine dicopper complex entity involving a highly non symmetric diphenoxo bridge characterized by a central Cu–O2–Cu core possessing very different Cu–O bond lengths and Cu–O–Cu angles. Use of o-vanillin as a chelating ligand in place of o-vanillin-derived Schiff base ligands furnishes a supplementary degree of freedom in the syntheses of new complexes. The two o-vanillin ligands can rearrange to yield cubane complexes or give heterodinuclear complexes. DFT calculations demonstrate that in the genuine non-symmetric diphenoxo bridge, the two different bridging pathways have to be taken into consideration to explain the resulting weak antiferromagnetic interaction in the dicopper complex, an interaction resulting from non-negligible antagonistic antiferro- and ferromagnetic interactions.

Graphical abstract: Reactions of a series of ZnL, CuL and NiL Schiff base and non-Schiff base complexes with MCl2 salts (M = Cu, Ni, Mn): syntheses, structures, magnetic properties and DFT calculations

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The article was received on 09 Nov 2017, accepted on 29 Jan 2018 and first published on 29 Jan 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04347C
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 3683-3691
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    Reactions of a series of ZnL, CuL and NiL Schiff base and non-Schiff base complexes with MCl2 salts (M = Cu, Ni, Mn): syntheses, structures, magnetic properties and DFT calculations

    J. Costes, C. Duhayon, L. Vendier and A. J. Mota, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 3683
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04347C

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