The title compound [(NMP)2] [Cu(mnt)2] crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n with a = 11.417 (2) Å, b = 8.126 (2) Å, c = 17.674 (7) Å, β = 92.11 (2)°, and Z = 2. The structure, including H, was solved by Patterson and Fourier methods and refined by full-matrix least squares to R = 0.048, based on 1944 observations. The compound forms a kind of mixed stack with a donor-acceptor sequence DAD-DAD along the a axis. The static susceptibilitymeasurements showed the exchange to be weak. Single-crystal EPR in the ac* plane, where the two sites are magnetically equivalent, showed single exchange-narrowed Lorentzian lines with hyperfine dominated line width. The relative magnitudes of various Hamiltonians are HZee > Hex > Hhyp > Hdip. The angular dependence of the line width in the ac* plane along with the computed second moments was used to evaluate the high-temperature Fourier components of the autocorrelation function C(ʈ) and C2(ʈ). The computed nonsecular components were shown to follow from either the Blume-Hubbard model with J = 2100 G or from the Anderson-Weiss model with J = 1175 G.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry