Solvothermal synthesis of discrete cages and extended networks comprising {Cr( iii ) 3 O(O 2 CR) 3 (oxime) 3 } 2− (R = H, CH 3 , C(CH 3 ) 3 , C 14 H 9 ) building blocks

Edel Houton, Priyanka Comar, Mateusz B. Pitak, Simon J. Coles, Alan. G. Ryder, Stergios Piligkos, Euan K. Brechin, Leigh F. Jones

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The synthesis, structural and magnetic characterisation of a family of related Cr(III) cages are reported. Each member comprises {Cr(III)3O(O2CR1)3(R2-sao)3}2− (R1 = H, CH3, C(CH3)3, C14H9; R2 = Me, Ph, tBu, C10H8) triangles linked by Na+ cations, resulting in either the discrete complexes [H3O][NEt4]2[NaCr(III)6O2(O2C-C14H9)6(Naphth-sao)6] (1) and [Na4Cr(III)6O2(O2CC(CH3)3)6(3,5-di-tBu-sao)6(MeCN)6] (3); or the extended networks [H3O]2[Na2Cr(III)6O2(O2CH)6(Ph-sao)6(MeCN)2(H2O)2]n·4MeCN (2); [H3O][Na3Cr(III)6O2(O2CCH3)6(Me-sao)6(MeCN)]n (4) and [Na2Cr(III)3O(O2CCH3)3(Me-sao)3(H2O)6]n·3MeCN (5). Magnetic susceptibility data obtained for 2 and 4 reveal weak antiferromagnetic exchange between the Cr(III) ions in the triangles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73668-73676
JournalRSC Advances
Volume6
Issue number77
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2016

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Solvothermal synthesis of discrete cages and extended networks comprising {Cr( iii ) 3 O(O 2 CR) 3 (oxime) 3 } 2− (R = H, CH 3 , C(CH 3 ) 3 , C 14 H 9 ) building blocks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this