Synthesis, crystal structure and magnetic properties of a new ferromagnetic nickel(II) dimer derived from a hexadentate Schiff base ligand

Soma Deoghoria, Sushama Sain, Monica Soler, Wing Tak Wong, George Christou, Sujit K. Bera, Swapan K. Chandra

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A new end-on bis(μ-azido) nickel(II) complex of the formula [Ni2(L1)(N3)4] (1) (L1= hexadentate Schiff base ligand made from the reaction of 2 moles of 2-benzoyl pyridine and 1 mole of triethylenetetramine) has been prepared and characterized by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. Each nickel center is coordinated in a distorted octahedral (NiN6) fashion consisting of three nitrogen atoms from the hexadentate ligand moiety, two nitrogen atoms from two end-on azido ligands and the last one from another terminal azido ion. The variable temperature magnetic susceptibility of compound 1 shows that the nickel centers are ferromagnetically coupled. The Ni-N-Ni bridge angles are very similar [98.36(8)° and 97.66(9)°] and the Ni···Ni separation is 3.155(1) Å. The magnetic exchange coupling constant J = 21.8 cm-1is consistent with the structure and the value has been compared with some similar reported compounds.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-262
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Binuclear nickel(II) complex
  • Crystal structure
  • End-on azido ligand complex
  • Hexadentate ligand
  • Magnetic properties
  • Terminal azido ion complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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