Indirect effect of hydrogen bonds on the magnetic coupling on Mn(iii) dinuclear compounds

J. M. Pagès, L. Escriche-Tur, M. Font-Bardia, G. Aullón, M. Corbella

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    © The Royal Society of Chemistry. The Mn(iii) dinuclear compounds [{Mn(bpy)(H2O)}(μ-2,6-Cl2C6H3COO)2(μ-O){Mn(bpy)(X)}]X, where X = ClO4 (1) or X = NO3 (2), were synthesised and characterised by X-ray diffraction spectroscopy. In both cases there were hydrogen bond interactions between the aqua ligand and counteranions, but with different connectivity patterns. For compound 1, the interactions connected two dinuclear complexes through two perchlorate counteranions to generate a tetranuclear unit. For compound 2, the hydrogen bond was "intramolecular" between the cationic complex, nitrate counteranion and crystallization water (Mn-LW⋯NO3-⋯H2O⋯LN-Mn). This unusual interaction was responsible for the perfect orthogonality of the coordination octahedra on the dinuclear entity and noticeable elongation of these polyedra. Both compounds showed antiferromagnetic coupling, which was unusually strong for compound 2 with a nitrate anion (J = -9.2 and -27.3 cm-1 for 1 and 2, respectively) (H = -J·S1·S2). The effect of the counteranion (X) on the magnetic interaction was analysed by density functional theory studies. For both compounds, hydrogen bonds between the aqua ligand and counteranions weakened the antiferromagnetic interaction. Moreover, for 2, replacement of the counteranion nitrate with other groups had a significant effect on the magnetic interaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6629-6639
    Issue number41
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


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