New tricyanoiron(III) building blocks for the construction of molecule-based magnets

Wai Lun Man, Jing Xiang, Pui Ha Lau, Song Gao, Wing Tak Wong, Tai Chu Lau

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A series of tricyanoiron(III) complexes with the general formula mer-[FeIII(5-Xsap)(CN)3]2-(X = H, Me, MeO, Cl or Br, sapH2= N-salicylidene-o-aminophenol) have been synthesized. These complexes were characterized by IR, ESI-MS, UV/Vis, elemental analysis and magnetic measurements. The structures of (PPh4)2[FeIII(sap)(CN)3] and (PPh4)2[FeIII(5-Mesap)(CN)3] have been determined by X-ray crystallography. These low-spin d5tricyanoiron(III) complexes are potential building blocks for the construction of molecule-based magnets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2106-2111
Number of pages6
JournalScience China Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • building block
  • cyano
  • iron
  • molecule-based magnet
  • Schiff base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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