Four novel coordination polymers, one-dimensional chains [M(PTE) 2 (N 3 ) 2 ] n (M = Mn for 1 and Co for 2), and two-dimensional layers [M(PTE) 2 (dca) 2 ] n (M = Mn for 3 and Co for 4) (PTE = 1-(2,4-difluorophenyl-2-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)ethanone, dca = dicyanamide anion, N(CN) 2 - ), have been synthesized under mild ambient conditions and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction. In all four crystal structures, the metal atoms adopt octahedral coordination geometry with six nitrogen atoms from two monodentate PTE ligands and four azido (or dca) bridging ligands. The crystal structures of 1 and 2 are isostructural 1-D polymeric chains, alternatively linked by double end-on and double end-to-end azido bridges. However, the bent dca ligands as bidentate μ 2 -1,5 bridging ligands interlink the octahedral metal units to lead to 2-D (4,4) grid networks in 3 and 4. Temperature-dependent magnetic measurements in 2-300 K have been performed for these four polymers, and suggest alternative ferro- and antiferromagnetic couplings for end-on and end-to-end azido bridges in 1, and the dominant ferromagnetic coupling in 2, respectively. Both polymers 3 and 4 show weak antiferromagnetic exchanges through the μ 2 -1,5-dca bridges. The effects of auxiliary coligands on the structure and the nature of these magnetic exchanges are discussed in the light of the crystal structures in detail.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry