Structural variability in manganese(II) complexes of N,N′-bis(2-pyridinylmethylene) ethane (and propane) diamine ligands

Iraklii I. Ebralidze, Gregory Leitus, Linda J.W. Shimon, Yong Wang, Sason Shaik, Ronny Neumann

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Manganese(II) complexes, Mn2L13(ClO4)4, MnL1(H2O)2(ClO4)2, MnL2(H2O)2(ClO4)2, and {(μ-Cl)MnL2(PF6)}2 based on N,N′-bis(2-pyridinylmethylene) ethanediamine (L1) and N,N′-bis(2-pyridinylmethylene) propanediamine (L2) ligands have been prepared and characterized. The single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of Mn2L23(ClO4)4 shows that each of the two Mn(II) ion centers with a Mn-Mn distance of 7.15 Å are coordinated by one ligand while a common third ligand bridges the metal centers. Solid-state magnetic susceptibility measurements as well as DFT calculations confirm that each of the manganese centers is high-spin S = 5/2. The electronic structure obtained shows no orbital overlap between the Mn(II) centers indicating that the observed weak antiferromagentism is a result of through space interactions between the two Mn(II) centers. Under different reaction conditions, L1 and Mn(II) yielded a one-dimensional polymer, MnL1(H2O)2(ClO4)2. Ligand L2 when reacted with manganese(II) perchlorate gives contrarily to L1 mononuclear MnL2(H2O)2(ClO4)2 complex. The analysis of the structural properties of the MnL2(H2O)2(ClO4)2 lead to the design of dinuclear complex {(μ-Cl)MnL2(PF6)} where two chlorine atoms were utilized as bridging moieties. This complex has a rhomboidal Mn2Cl2 core with a Mn-Mn distance of 3.726 Å. At room temperature {(μ-Cl)MnL2(PF6)} is ferromagnetic with observed μeff = 4.04 μB per Mn(II) ion. With cooling, μeff grows reaching 4.81 μB per Mn(II) ion at 8 K, and then undergoes ferromagnetic-to-antiferromagnetic phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4713-4720
Number of pages8
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2009


  • Amine ligands
  • Manganese(II) complex
  • Schiff base
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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