Azido-cobalt(II) coordination polymers exhibiting slow magnetic relaxation and metamagnetic transition

Franz-Andreas Mautner*, Christian Berger, Roland Fischer, Salah S. Massoud, Saskia Speed, Ramon. Vicente

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Two coordination polymers of mono-dimensional doubly bridged-azido-cobalt(II) complexes catena-[Co(2,6-lutidine-N-oxide)(μ1,1-N3)2] (1) and catena-{[Co(μ1,1-N3)2(H2O)2](3-picoline-N-oxide)2} (2), where 2,6-lutidine-N-oxide = 2,6-dimethylpyridine-N-oxide and 3-picoline-N-oxide = 3-methylpyridine-N-oxide, were synthesized, and structurally characterized by single crystal X-ray crystallography. The Co(II) cations in complexes 1 and 2 are penta- and hexa-coordinate, respectively with four μ1,1-bridging azido groups and a terminal 2,6-lutidine-N-oxide molecule in 1 or two trans aqua molecules in 2. Magnetic relaxations in the zero field are consistent with single chain magnetic behavior (SCM) and the ac susceptibility measurements revealed that the weak ferromagnetic exchanges in the two complexes are associated with slow relaxation of magnetization. Complex 2 exhibits metamagnetic transition with an antiferromagnetic phase transition at 12 K at the applied field of 200 Oe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-629
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2019

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