Solvent switchable Cu-II complexes

Borisova, N E; Kostin A; Magdesieva T.V.; Reshetova M.D.; Nikitin, O; Paredes-Garcia, V; Garland M.T.; Hermosilla-Ibanez, P; Canon-Mancisidor, W; Rodionov, A; Venegas-Yazigi, D; Spodine, E.


A new tetranuclear complex Cu-4, [Cu2L(OH)](2)center dot 2CH(3)OH center dot H2O (1), with the functionalized Schiff base ligand 2,6-bis((2-(acetylamino)phenylimino) methyl)-4-tert-butylphenol (H3L) has been obtained and characterized in the solid state by X-ray diffraction. The formation of the tetranuclear species is solvent dependent, the presence of water being a determinant in its isolation. Based on the mass-spectrometric evidence, the behaviour of the H3L-Cu-II system in the presence of water was investigated. Namely, water can switch the nuclearity of the Cu-II cluster from dinuclear to tetranuclear. The redox behaviour of this species in DMSO solution, showing two cathodic metal-centred peaks at E-P = -0.80 and -1.35 V and an irreversible ligand-centred anodic peak at E-P = 1.03 V, was found to be similar to that of a pristine dinuclear complex. The tetranuclear species was also characterized in the solid state by magnetic measurements, showing a dominating bulk antiferromagnetic behaviour, with a singlet ground state at approximately 2 K. DFT calculations permitted us to estimate the strong intradimer antiferromagnetic exchange interaction (J(1) = -440 cm(-1)), together with two weak interdimer ferromagnetic exchange interactions (J(2) = +0.5 and J(3) = +1.7 cm(-1)).

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Título según WOS: Solvent switchable Cu-II complexes
Título de la Revista: NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
Volumen: 38
Número: 2
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 709
Página final: 716
Idioma: English


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