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Fine-tuning the effects of auxiliary ligands on two trigonal-bipyramid cobalt(II) complexes exhibiting field-induced slow magnetic relaxation

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Abstract

Two penta-coordinate Co2+ complexes, namely [Co(PDA)(H2O)2] (1) and [Co(PDA)(1,2-BIYB)0.5(H2O)]·(H2O) (2), (H2PDA = pyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate, 1,2-BIYB = 1,2-bis(imidazol-1-ylmethyl) benzene), which have similar ligand fields except for their local symmetries due to the different coordination atoms of Co2+, were synthesized, structurally analyzed, and magnetically investigated. Complexes 1 and 2 possess 3D supramolecular structures in which the 2D structures are further cross-linked by hydrogen bonds. Complex 1 can be observed to transform into 2 in the presence of 1,2-BIYB coligand, and 1 and 2 have distortion trigonal bipyramid geometries when the space group of Co2+ ion changes from C2/c in 1 to P2(1)/c in 2. Meanwhile, the average equatorial Co–O/N bond distances of CP 1 (2.1655 Å) are clearly larger than its axial Co–O bond distances (2.0704 Å); for CP 2, the average equatorial Co–O/N bond distances (2.0814 Å) are slightly shorter than the axial Co–O/N bond distances (2.0896 Å), which leads to different axial compression and distortion of the trigonal bipyramid metal environment. Fine-tuning of the structures arising from the auxiliary ligands has a definite impact on the magnetic properties of compounds 1 and 2. Both compounds share easy-plane magnetic anisotropies of their central Co2+ ions (D = 16 cm−1 for 1 and D = 59 cm−1 for 2) and different slow magnetic relaxations of magnetization with applied magnetic fields of 1500 Oe and 3000 Oe, respectively.

Graphical abstract: Fine-tuning the effects of auxiliary ligands on two trigonal-bipyramid cobalt(ii) complexes exhibiting field-induced slow magnetic relaxation

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2018, accepted on 05 Apr 2018 and first published on 10 Apr 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01201F
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018, Advance Article
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    Fine-tuning the effects of auxiliary ligands on two trigonal-bipyramid cobalt(II) complexes exhibiting field-induced slow magnetic relaxation

    X. Hou, X. Wang, X. Liu, J. Wang, L. Tang and P. Ju, New J. Chem., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ01201F

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