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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||pi-pi Interactions and magnetic properties in a series of hybrid inorganic-organic crystals|
|Abstract:||The series of hybrid inorganic-organic solids T(Im)(2)[Ni(CN)(4)] with T = Fe, Co, Ni and Im = imidazole were prepared by soft chemical routes from aqueous solutions of the involved building units: imidazole, T2+ metal and the [Ni(CN)(4)](2-) anionic block. The obtained samples were characterized from infrared and UV-vis spectroscopies, and thermogravimetric, X-ray diffraction and magnetic measurements. Anhydrous solids which crystallize with a monoclinic unit cell, in the I2/a space group with four formula units per cell (Z=4) were obtained. Their crystal structure was solved ab initio from the recorded X-ray powder patterns and then refined by the Rietveld method. The metal T is found with octahedral coordination to four N ends of CN groups and two imidazole molecules while the inner Ni atom preserves its planar coordination. The system of layers remains stacked in an ordered 3D structure through dipole-dipole and pi-pi interactions between imidazole rings from neighboring layers. In this way, a pillared structure is achieved without requiring the coordination of both nitrogen atoms from imidazole ring. The recorded magnetic data indicate the occurrence of a predominant ferromagnetic interaction at low temperature for Co and Ni but not for Fe. Such magnetic ordering is more favorable for Ni with transition temperature of 14.67 K, which was ascribed to the relatively high polarizing power for this metal. Within the considered T metals, to nickel the highest electron-withdrawing ability corresponds and this leads to an increase for the metal-ligand electron clouds overlapping and to a stronger pi-pi attractive interaction, two factors that result into a higher magnetic ordering temperature. (C) 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Subject:||Hybrid inorganic-organic solids|
|Editor:||Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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