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Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 601–605 | Cite as

Synthesis, Characterisation and Magnetic Properties of a One-Dimensional Iron(II) Coordination Polymer

  • M. Lucia Romero
  • Paz Vaqueiro
Original Paper
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Abstract

A new iron(II) coordination polymer, [FeCl2(NC7H9)2(N2C12H12)], has been synthesized under solvothermal conditions and structurally characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. This material crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c, with a = 11.2850(6), b = 13.8925(7), c = 17.0988(9) Å and β = 94.300(3)º (Z = 4). The crystal structure consists of neutral zig-zag chains, in which the iron(II) ions are octahedrally coordinated. The infinite polymer chains are packed into a three-dimensional structure through C–H···Cl interactions. Magnetic susceptibility measurements reveal the existence of weak antiferromagnetic interactions between the iron(II) ions. The effective magnetic moment, μ eff = 5.33 μ B , is consistent with a high-spin iron(II) configuration.

Graphical Abstract

The crystal structure of the coordination polymer [FeCl2(NC7H9)2(N2C12H12)] consists of neutral zig-zag chains, in which the iron(II) ions are octahedrally coordinated.

Keywords

Iron(II) coordination polymer Solvothermal synthesis Magnetic behaviour Crystal structure 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the UK EPSRC for Grants in support of a powder diffractometer (EP/E056709) and a project studentship for MLR (EP/C004906).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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