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Mn(II) and Cu(II) Complexes of a Dithiadiazolyl Radical Ligand:  Monomer/Dimer Equilibria in Solution

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posted on 14.05.2007, 00:00 authored by James Britten, Nigel G. R. Hearns, Kathryn E. Preuss, John F. Richardson, Sofi Bin-Salamon
Complexes of the 4-(2‘-pyridyl)-1,2,3,5-dithiadiazolyl radical bidentate ligand with bis(hexafluoroacetylacetonato)manganese(II) and with bis(hexafluoroacetylacetonato)copper(II) have been prepared. Unlike the previously reported cobalt(II) complex, these complexes form dimers via intermolecular S···S contacts in the solid state. The spectroscopic and magnetic properties of these species in the solid state and in solution are reported and compared to the previously reported Co(II) complex, with emphasis on the elucidation of the a monomer/dimer equilibrium in the solution. The electrochemical properties of these species in solution are also presented and discussed.