Synthesis, structure and properties of [ethylpyridinium][Ni(mnt)(2)]: evidence for an unusual magnetically ordered ground state

N Robertson, C Bergemann, H Becker, P Agarwal, S R Julian, R H Friend, N J Hatton, A E Underhill, A Kobayashi

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Abstract

[Ethylpyridinium][Ni(mnt)(2)] has been prepared by electrochemical oxidation of the corresponding dianionic salt. The X-ray structure has been determined. Three different environments were observed for the paramagnetic anions with two in a stacking mode and one approximately orthogonal to the stack. The stacking showed an ACA-type repeat unit with an inversion centre on complex C. Magnetic susceptibility measurements show Curie-Weiss behaviour with a change in parameters at around 50 K. Above this temperature a Curie constant of 0.3 emu K mol(-1) and a Weiss constant of -150 K were observed and below 50 K these values were 0.08 emu K mol(-1) and +2 K respectively. A maximum in the susceptibility was observed at 285 mK which suggests low temperature ordering to a phase with a non-cancelled alignment of the spins. Intermolecular interactions and the effect of temperature were assessed in terms of transfer integral calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1713-1717
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume9
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • MOLECULAR-STRUCTURE
  • SMALL CATIONS
  • CRYSTAL
  • SALTS
  • COMPLEXES
  • NI
  • PD

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