J. Phys. IV France
Volume 114, April 2004
Page(s) 617 - 619

J. Phys. IV France
114 (2004) 617
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004114146

Towards new single chain magnets: Use of the [ Cu(bpca) 2] complexed bridging ligand [Hbpca = bis(2-pyridylcarbonyl)amine]

H. Casellas1, 1, A. Mandonnet1, A. Caneschi1 and D. Gatteschi1

1  Laboratorio di Magnetismo Molecolare, Polo Scientifico-Universita di Firenze,Via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy

The X-ray structure and the magnetic properties of a new bpca-based complex are discussed, bpca - being the bis(2-pyridylcarbonyl)aminate anion. The bimetallic [ Cu(bpca) 2] [ Co(hfac) 3] complex crystallises in the triclinic space group P-1. Its structure exhibits well separated segregated stacks of [ Cu(bpca) 2] and [ Co(hfac) 3] entities. Within their respective columns the Co and Cu centres are separated by 11.52(9) Å, implying that the material does not evidence the desired ferro- or antiferromagnetic interactions. Key words. Bis(2-pyridylcarbonyl)aminate ligand - X-ray structure - Magnetic properties.

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