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Title A family of ferro- and antiferromagnetically coupled decametallic chromium(III) wheels
Abstract The synthesis and crystal structures of a family of decametallic Cr-III "molecular wheels" are reported, namely [Cr-10(OR)(20)(O2CR')(10)] [R'= Me, R = Me (1), Et (2); R'= Et, R = Me (3), Et (4); R'= CMe3, R = Me (5), Et (6)]. Magnetic studies on 1-6 reveal a remarkable dependence of the magnetic behaviour on the nature of R. In each pair of complexes with a common carboxylate (R) the nearest neighbour (CrCr)-Cr-... magnetic exchange coupling is more antiferromagnetic for the ethoxide-bridged (R=Et) cluster than for the methoxide analogue. In complexes 2, 4 and 6 the overall coupling is weakly antiferromagnetic resulting in diamagnetic (S=0) ground states for the cluster, whilst in 1 and 5 it is weakly ferromagnetic thus resulting in very high-spin ground states. This ground state has been probed directly in the perdeuterated version of 1 ([D]1) by inelastic neutron scattering experiments, and these support the S= 15 ground state expected for ferromagnetic coupling of ten Cr-III ions, and they also indicate that a single J-value model is inadequate. The ground state of 5 is large but not well defined. The trends in J on changing R are further supported by density functional calculations on 1-6, which are in excellent agreement with experiment. The very large changes in the nature of the ground state between 1 and 2, and 5 and 6 are the result of relatively small changes in J that happen to cross J=0, hence changing the sign of J.
Organisation CCLRC , ISIS , ISIS-IRIS
Keywords ISIS 2006 , cluster compounds , Physics , solvothermal synthesis , Chemistry , metal-metal interactions , chromium , magnetic properties
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Journal Article Chem Eur J 12, no. 5 (2006): 1385-1396. doi:10.1002/chem.200501041 2006