Trans-[OsIII(salen)(CN)2]-: A new paramagnetic building block for the construction of molecule-based magnetic materials

Jun Fang Guo, Wai Fun Yeung, Pui Ha Lau, Xiu Teng Wang, Song Gao, Wing Tak Wong, Stephen Sin Yin Chui, Chi Ming Che, Wai Yeung Wong, Tai Chu Lau

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A novel dicyanoosmium(III) complex, trans-Ph4P[OsIII(salen)(CN)2]* CH2Cl2* H2O (1; Ph4P+= tetraphenylphosphonium cation, salen2-=N, N′-ethylenebis(salicylideneaminato) dianion), has been synthesized and structurally characterized. Reactions of 1 with [Cu(Me3tacn)(H2O)2](ClO4)2(Me3tacn=1, 4, 7-trimethyl-1, 4, 7-triazacyclononane) under different conditions produce the 1-D ferromagnetic zigzag chains [Os(salen)(CN)2]2[Cu(Me3tacn)] * CH3OH (2) and [Os(salen)(CN)2][Cu(Me3tacn)] * ClO4(3).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1614
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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