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Intramolecular Ferromagnetic Radical–CuII Coupling in a CuII Complex Ligated with Pyridyl-Substituted Triarylmethyl Radicals

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posted on 04.05.2015, 00:00 by Tetsuro Kusamoto, Yohei Hattori, Akira Tanushi, Hiroshi Nishihara
Novel metal complexes M­(hfac)2(PyBTM)2 [M = CuII, ZnII; hfac = hexafluoroacetylacetonato; PyBTM = (3,5-dichloro-4-pyridyl)­bis­(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl)­methyl radical] were prepared. Both hexacoordinated complexes had elongated octahedral geometry, in which two PyBTM molecules coordinated at the equatorial positions in CuII(hfac)2(PyBTM)2 but at the axial positions in ZnII(hfac)2(PyBTM)2. Magnetic studies revealed an intramolecular ferromagnetic exchange interaction between the spins on PyBTM and CuII (JCu–R/kB = 47 K) based on the orthogonality of the two spin orbitals.