Cyano-bridged molecular squares: Synthesis and structures of [Ni(cyclen)]2[Pt(CN)4]2·6H2O, [Ni(cyclen)]2[Ni(CN)4]2·6H2O and [Mn(cyclen)]2[Ni(CN)4]2·6H 2O

Wai Fun Yeung, Hoi Ki Kwong, Tai Chu Lau, Song Gao, Lap Szeto, Wing Tak Wong

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Three cyano-bridged complexes [Ni(cyclen)]2[Pt(CN)4]2• 6H2O (1), [Ni(cyclen)]2[Ni(CN)4]2• 6H2O (2) and [Mn(cyclen)]2[Ni(CN)4]2• 6H2O (3) (cyclen is 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane) have been synthesized and structurally characterized. These complexes have a cyclic tetranuclear structure, the so-called a molecular square, in which two cis-cyano groups of each tetracyanometalate, [M(CN)4]2-, (M = Ni, Pt) are linked to two [M′(cyclen)]2+(M′=Ni, Mn) units.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1256-1262
Number of pages7
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic properties
  • Manganese
  • Molecular square
  • Nickel
  • Platinum
  • X-ray structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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