The use of di-2-pyridyl ketone in manganese(II) benzoate chemistry: Two novel Mn II3 linkage isomers containing the ketone form of the ligand and a neutral MnII4 cubane containing the ligand in its gem-diolate(-1) form

Constantinos C. Stoumpos, Ian A. Gass, Constantinos J. Milios, Elena Kefalloniti, Catherine P. Raptopoulou, Aris Terzis, Nikolia Lalioti, Euan K. Brechin, Spyros P. Perlepes

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Abstract

The use of di-2-pyridyl ketone, (py)2CO, in manganese(II) benzoate chemistry has yielded two MnII3 linkage isomers containing the ketone form of the ligand and a neutral MnII4 cubane cluster containing the gem-diolate(-1) form of the ligand. The 3:2 Mn(O2CPh)2. 2H2O/(py)2CO reaction system in MeCN gives a mixture of the orange complex [Mn3(O2CPh)6{(py)2CO-κ2N,N'}2] (1) and the yellow compound [Mn3(O2CPh)6{(py)2CO-κ2N,O}2]·2MeCN (2·2MeCN). The known compound [Mn6O2(O2CPh)10(MeCN)4] (3) appears as a by-product when the initial reaction solution, that leads to 1 and 2·2MeCN, is allowed to slowly evaporate in the air. The trinuclear molecules adopt a linear structure in both complexes, with one monoatomically bridging η 1:η1:μ2 and two syn,syn η1:η1:μ2 carboxylate groups spanning each pair of MnII ions. The terminal MnII ions are each capped by one chelating-N,N' (py)2CO ligand in 1 and by one chelating-N,O (py)2CO molecule in 2. The 1:1 reaction of Mn(O2CPh)2·2H2O and (py)2CO in CH2Cl2 results in the isolation of [Mn4(O2CPh)4{(py)2C(OH)O}4] (4). The tetranuclear molecule has a cubane topology with the MnII ions and the deprotonated oxygen atoms from the (py)2C(OH)O− ligands occupying alternate vertices. The IR data are discussed in terms of the nature of the bonding. The magnetic properties of 4 in the 300–5 K range have been modeled with two J values and reveal weak intramolecular antiferromagnetic interactions. The low temperature X-band EPR spectra of 1, 2 and 4 are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-202
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2007

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