[ReF6]2-: a robust module for the design of molecule-based magnetic materials

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A facile synthesis of the [ReF6]2- ion and its use as a building block to synthesize magnetic systems are reported. Using dc and ac magnetic susceptibility measurements, INS and EPR spectroscopies, the magnetic properties of the isolated [ReF6]2- unit in (PPh4)2[ReF6]•2H2O (1) have been fully studied including the slow relaxation of the magnetization observed below ca. 4 K. This slow dynamic is preserved for the one-dimensional coordination polymer [Zn(viz)4(ReF 6)]1 (2, viz=1-vinylimidazole), demonstrating the irrelevance of low symmetry for such magnetization dynamics in systems with easy-plane-type anisotropy. The ability of fluoride to mediate significant exchange interactions is exemplified by the isostructural [Ni(viz)4(ReF6)]1 (3) analogue in which the ferromagnetic NiII-ReIV interaction (+10.8 cm-1) dwarfs the coupling present in related cyanide-bridged systems. These results reveal [ReF6]2- to be an unique new module for the design of molecule-based magnetic materials.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1351-1354
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • Coordination polymers, Fluoride, Magnetic anisotropy, Rhenium, Single-molecule magnets

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