Synthesis, Crystal Structure, Magnetic Susceptibility, and Single-Crystal EPR Studies of Bis(Diazafluorenone)Dichlorocopper(II): A Novel Cu(NN)2X2 System with an Unusual Distortion

C. Balagopalakrishna, M. V. Rajasekharan, S. Bott, J. L. Atwood, B. L. Ramakrishna

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Abstract

The crystal structure of Cu(dafone)2Cl2(dafone = 4, 5-diazafluoren-9-one) was determined (monoclinic, space group P21/n with a = 6.5911 (6) Å, b = 13.0712 (5) Å, c = 11.4813 (9) Å, β = 95.575 (4)°, and Z = 2). This structure represents the first crystallographic example in a family of Cu(NN)2X2chromophores (NN = 2, 2'-bipyridine, 1, 10-phenanthroline, or bis(2-pyridyl)amine, and X is an anion) that has retained its octahedral coordination through trans ligation, in spite of the steric effects. The room-temperature magnetic moment is 1.74μB, and it shows little variation down to 5 K. An exchange-averaged EPR spectrum is observed at X-band frequency while the analysis of line shape at Q-band frequency gave a value of |J| = 0.005 (3) cm-1. The solid complex has electronic spectral bands at 14.29 kK and 16.95 kK. The molecular g tensor with gx= 2.070, gy= 2.066, gz= 2.206 corresponds to a |x2-y2) ground state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2843-2846
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic chemistry
Volume31
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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