The employment of the anion of methyl 2-pyridyl ketone oxime (mpko-) as a tridentate chelating/bridging ligand in manganese chemistry is described. The inorganic anion (Br-, ClO4-) used in the reaction affects the identity of the product. The reaction of MnBr2 and one equivalent of mpkoH in the presence of a base affords [Mn3(OMe)2(mpko)4Br2] (3), which is mixed-valence (2MnII, MnIV). The central MnIV atom in each of the two, crystallographically independent, centrosymmetric molecules is coordinated by four oximate oxygen atoms belonging to the η1:η1:η1:μ mpko- ligands, and two η1:μ MeO- groups, while six coordination at each terminal MnII atom is completed by four nitrogen atoms belonging to the ‘chelating’ part of two mpko- ligands, and one Br- ion. The MnII atoms have trigonal prismatic coordination geometry. The reaction of Mn(ClO4)2·6H2O, mpkoH and OH- (1:2:1) in MeOH gives [Mn8O4(OMe)(mpko)9(mpkoH)](ClO4)4 (4), which is also mixed-valence (2MnII, 6MnIII) and possesses the novel [Mn8(μ3-O)4(μ-OMe)(μ-OR′)2]11+ core. The latter possesses a U-shaped sequence of four fused (MnIIMnIII2(μ3-O))6+ triangular units, with a MnIII-MnIII edge being shared between the central triangles. Variable-temperature, solid-state dc and ac magnetic susceptibility studies were carried out on complexes 3 and 4. The dc susceptibility data for 3 in the 5.0–300 K range have been fit to a model with two J values, revealing weak ferromagnetic MnII⋯MnIV (J = +3.4 cm−1) and MnII⋯MnII (J′ = +0.3 cm−1) exchange interactions. Fitting of the magnetization vs. H/T data by matrix diagonalization and including only axial anisotropy (ZFS, D) gave ground state spin (S) and D values of S = 13/2, D = +0.17 cm−1 for 3 and S = 3, D = −0.09 cm−1 for 4. The combined work demonstrates the usefulness of mpko- in the preparation of interesting Mn clusters, without requiring the co-presence of carboxylate ligands.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society. Dalton Transactions|
|State||Published - Jan 28 2009|
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