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Current Inorganic Chemistry (Discontinued)

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ISSN (Print): 1877-9441
ISSN (Online): 1877-945X

Research Article

Nickel(II) Coordination Clusters Based on N-salicylidene-4-chloro-oaminophenol: Synthetic and Structural Studies

Author(s): Ioannis Mylonas-Margaritis, Julia Mayans, Panagiota S. Perlepe, Catherine P. Raptopoulou, Vassilis Psycharis, Konstantina I. Alexopoulou*, Albert Escuer* and Spyros P. Perlepes*

Volume 7 , Issue 1 , 2017

Page: [48 - 65] Pages: 18

DOI: 10.2174/1877944107666170705105817

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Abstract

Background: The chemistry of nickel(II) clusters continues to attract the intense interest of many inorganic groups around the world for a variety of reasons, including its relevance to Molecular Magnetism.

Objective: The primary objective of this study was to employ the polydentate Schiff base Nsalicylidene- 4-chloro-o-aminophenol in nickel(II) carboxylate chemistry for the synthesis of coordination clusters.

Methods: The influence of a variety of synthetic parameters on product identity was investigated. The solid-state structures of the complexes were determined by single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The nickel(II) clusters were characterized by microanalyses and infrared spectra. Variable-temperature magnetic susceptibility studies were performed on two selected nickel(II) clusters.

Results: Tetranuclear, hexanuclear and decanuclear nickel(II) clusters were synthesized. In the tetranuclear complexes, the four metal ions are located at four vertices of a planar defective dicubane. The core of the hexanuclear cluster consists of four fused defective cubanes. The metal topology of the decanuclear cluster comprises ten edge-sharing nickel(II) triangles. One of the tetranuclear clusters has a diamagnetic spin ground state. The acetate-containing tetranuclear cluster is characterized by ferromagnetic nickel(II)···nickel(II) exchange interactions and possesses a total spin of 4 in the ground state.

Conclusion: The prepared complexes have interesting molecular structures and magnetic properties. A comparison of the nickel(II) cluster chemistry with N-salicylidene-4-chloro-o-aminophenol with that of related tridentate Schiff bases reveals similarities and differences.

Keywords: Carboxylate co-ligands, coordination chemistry, crystal structures, infrared spectra, magnetic properties, nickel(II) coordination clusters, N-salicylidene-4-chloro-o-aminophenol, Schiff bases.

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