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Two new 1D chains of Ni2Na2 heterometallic double half-cubane building units: Synthesis, structures and variable temperature magnetic study
Kartik Mondal Chandra, , You Song, Stuart Batten R., David Turner R., Partha Mukherjee Sarathi
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Volume: 123
Issue: 6
Pages: 807 - 818
An equimolar mixture of Ni(NO3)2.6H3O and pyridine-2-aldehyde with two equivalents of NaN3 in methanol in the presence of NaOMe resulted in the formation of light green precipitate which upon crystallization from dimethylformamide (DMF) yielded light green single crystals [{Ni2Na2(pic)4(N3) 2(H2O)2(MeOH)}.MeOH.3H2O]n (1) and [{Ni2Na2(pic)4(N3) 2(H2O)4}.2DMF.H2O]n (2) (pic = pyridine-2-carboxylate) at room temperature and high temperature (100°C), respectively. Variable temperature magnetic studies revealed the existence of overall ferromagnetic behaviour with J ̃ +10 cm-1 and D ̃ -2 to -7 cm-1 for 1 and 2, respectively. Negative D values as well as variation of D upon slight distortion of structure by varying reaction temperature were observed. The X-band Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectra of both 2 and 3 were recorded below 50 K. The structural distortion was also implicated from the EPR spectra. Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations on both complexes were performed in two different ways to corroborate the magnetic results. Considering only NiII2 dimeric unit, results were J = +20.65 cm-1 and D = -3.16 cm -1 for 1 and J =+24.56 cm-1 and D =-4.67 cm-1 for 2. However, considering NiII2 NaI2 cubane as magnetic core the results were J =+16.35 cm-1 (1), +19.54 cm-1 (2); D =-3.05 cm-1 (1), -4.25 cm-1 (2). {\textcopyright} Indian Academy of Sciences.
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