1.EPR and magnetic properties of heteronuclear Mn(n)Mg(6-)(n)(O(2)CNEt(2))(12): impact of structural distortions on Mn(II) in weak ligand fields.
Caudle MT1, Mobley CK, Bafaro LM, LoBrutto R, Yee GT, Groy TL. Inorg Chem. 2004 Jan 26;43(2):506-14.
The reaction between Mn(6)L(12) and Mg(6)L(12) (L = N,N-diethylcarbamate) results in isolation of heteronuclear complexes Mn(n)Mg(6)(-)(n)L(12). A series was prepared with different doping factors n by varying the Mn/Mg ratio in the crystallization solutions. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction shows that MnMg(5)L(12) is isostructural with Mn(6)L(12) and Mg(6)L(12). Magnetic susceptibility data on the series Mn(n)Mg(6)(-)(n)L(12) (n = 1-6) are consistent with antiferromagnetic Mn.Mn interactions. At low n, the magnetic data demonstrate the formation of magnetically isolated Mn(2+) centers. This was confirmed by measurement of the EPR spectrum at a doping factor n = 0.06 in solution, as a powder, and as single crystals. These show hyperfine interactions consistent with isolated Mn(2+). The EPR spectrum of Mn(0.06)Mg(5.94)L(12) exhibits a dominant signal at g(eff) = 4, and a wide series of less intense signals spanning 200-6000 G in the X-band regime.