A 2D Semiquinone Radical-Containing Microporous Magnet with Solvent-Induced Switching from Tc = 26 to 80 K

Ie Rang Jeon, Bogdan Negru, Richard P. Van Duyne, T. David Harris*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

92 Scopus citations


The incorporation of tetraoxolene radical bridging ligands into a microporous magnetic solid is demonstrated. Metalation of the redox-active bridging ligand 2,5-dichloro-3,6-dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone (LH2) with FeII affords the solid (Me2NH2)2[Fe2L3]·2H2O·6DMF. Analysis of X-ray diffraction, Raman spectra, and Mössbauer spectra confirm the presence of FeIII centers with mixed-valence ligands of the form (L3)8- that result from a spontaneous electron transfer from FeII to L2-. Upon removal of DMF and H2O solvent molecules, the compound undergoes a slight structural distortion to give the desolvated phase (Me2NH2)2[Fe2L3], and a fit to N2 adsorption data of this activated compound gives a BET surface area of 885(105) m2/g. Dc magnetic susceptibility measurements reveal a spontaneous magnetization below 80 and 26 K for the solvated and the activated solids, respectively, with magnetic hysteresis up to 60 and 20 K. These results highlight the ability of redox-active tetraoxolene ligands to support the formation of a microporous magnet and provide the first example of a structurally characterized extended solid that contains tetraoxolene radical ligands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15699-15702
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 23 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A 2D Semiquinone Radical-Containing Microporous Magnet with Solvent-Induced Switching from T<sub>c</sub> = 26 to 80 K'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this