A novel one-dimensional Ni(II)-Fe(II) polymer containing μ3-cyanides: [Ni(cyclen)]2[Fe(CN)6]·8H2O

Iris P.Y. Shek, Wing Tak Wong, Song Gao, Tai Chu Lau

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Reaction of K4[Fe(CN)6] with Ni(CH3COO)2 and cyclen produced an unusual one-dimensional paramagnetic complex, [Ni(cyclen)]2[Fe(CN)6]·8H2O (cyclen = 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane), that consists of [Ni(cyclen)]2 dimers bridged by μ3-cyanides from [Fe(CN)6]4-. The Ni⋯Ni distance is 3.303 Å, which is significantly shorter than the corresponding distance of 3.449 Å in [Ni2(μ-N3)2(232-tet)2] (PF6)2. Moderate antiferro-magnetic coupling occurs between the Ni2+ ions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1101
Number of pages3
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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