ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Magnetic chains formed from tetra-coordinate Co(II) complexes
Monika Idešicová, Alžbeta Krutošíková, Viera Mrázová, and Roman Boča
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, J. Herdu 2, 917 01, Trnava, Slovakia
Abstract: Two tetra-coordinate Co(II) complexes, [CoCl2(bzfupy)2] and [CoCl2(p-tol)2] with N-donor ligands, are apparently mononuclear systems. The magnetic susceptibility at low temperature attains a maximum which is a fingerprint of the exchange interaction. The exchange coupling constant fitted to a model of 1D-magnetic chain yields J/hc = −0.50 cm−1 and −0.57 cm−1, respectively. The magnetic interaction is mediated by the π-π stacking in the first complex, and the short Cl…Cl contacts in the second.
Keywords: cobalt(II) complexes – magnetic chain – exchange coupling
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Chemical Papers 67 (3) 300–304 (2013)