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Title: Effect of the metal environment on the ferromagnetic interaction in the Co-NC-W pairs of octacyanotungstate(V)-cobalt(II) three-dimensional networks
Authors: Clima, Sergiu
Hendrickx, Marc
Chibotaru, Liviu ×
Soncini, Alessandro
Mironov, Vladimir
Ceulemans, Arnout #
Issue Date: Apr-2007
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Series Title: Inorganic Chemistry vol:46 issue:7 pages:2682-2690
Abstract: State of the art CASSCF and CASPT2 calculations have been performed to elucidate the nature of ferromagnetism of Co-II-NC-W-V pairs in the three-dimensional compound [{W-V(CN)(2)}(2){(mu-CN)(4)Co-II(H2O)(2)}(3)center dot 4H(2)O](n), which has been recently synthesized and investigated by a number of experimental techniques (Herrera, J. M.; Bleuzen, A.; Dromzee, Y.; Julve, M.; Lloret, F.; Verdaguer, M. Inorg. Chem. 2003, 42, 7052-7059). In this network, the Co ions are in the high-spin (S = (3)/(2)) state, while the single unpaired electron on the W centers occupies the lowest orbital of the d(z)2 type of the 5d shell. In agreement with the suggestion made by Herrera et al., we find that the ferromagnetism is due to a certain occupation scheme of the orbitals from the parent octahedral t(2g) shell on Co-II sites, in which the orbital accommodating the unpaired electron is orthogonal to the d(z)2 orbitals of the surrounding W ions. We investigate the stabilization of such an orbital configuration on the Co sites and find that it cannot be achieved in the ground state of isolated mononuclear fragments [Co-II(NC)(4)(OH2)(2)](2-) for any conformations of the coordinated water molecules and Co-N-C bond angles. On the other hand, it is stabilized by the interaction of the complex with neighboring W ions, which are simulated here by effective potentials. The calculated exchange coupling constants for the Co-II-NC-W-V binuclear fragments are in reasonable agreement with the measured Curie-Weiss constant for this compound. As additional evidence for the inferred electronic configuration on the Co sites, the ligand-field transitions, the temperature-dependent magnetic susceptibility, and the field-dependent low-temperature magnetization, simulated ab initio for the mononuclear Co fragments, are in agreement with the available data for another compound [W-IV{(mu-CN)(4)-Co-II(H2O)(2)}(2)center dot 4H(2)O](n) containing diamagnetic W and high-spin Co ions in an isostructural environment.
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ISSN: 0020-1669
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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