Structure and physical properties of [µ-Tris(1,4-bis(tetrazol-1-yl)butane-N4,N4‘')iron(II)] Bis(hexafluorophosphate), a new Fe(II) spin-crossover compound with a three-dimensional threefold interlocked crystal lattice

Grunert, C. Matthias, Schweifer, Johannes, Weinberger, Peter, Linert, Wolfgang, Mereiter, Kurt, Hilscher, Gerfried, Müller, Martin, Wiesinger, Günter and van Koningsbruggen, Petra J. (2004). Structure and physical properties of [µ-Tris(1,4-bis(tetrazol-1-yl)butane-N4,N4‘')iron(II)] Bis(hexafluorophosphate), a new Fe(II) spin-crossover compound with a three-dimensional threefold interlocked crystal lattice. Inorganic Chemistry, 43 (1), pp. 155-65.

Abstract

[μ-Tris(1,4-bis(tetrazol-1-yl)butane-N4,N4‘)iron(II)] bis(hexafluorophosphate), [Fe(btzb)3](PF6)2, crystallizes in a three-dimensional 3-fold interlocked structure featuring a sharp two-step spin-crossover behavior. The spin conversion takes place between 164 and 182 K showing a discontinuity at about T1/2 = 174 K and a hysteresis of about 4 K between T1/2 and the low-spin state. The spin transition has been independently followed by magnetic susceptibility measurements, 57Fe-Mössbauer spectroscopy, and variable temperature far and midrange FTIR spectroscopy. The title compound crystallizes in the trigonal space group P30¯(No. 147) with a unit cell content of one formula unit plus a small amount of disordered solvent. The lattice parameters were determined by X-ray diffraction at several temperatures between 100 and 300 K. Complete crystal structures were resolved for 9 of these temperatures between 100 (only low spin, LS) and 300 K (only high spin, HS), Z = 1 [Fe(btzb)3](PF  6)2:  300 K (HS), a = 11.258(6) Å, c = 8.948(6) Å, V = 982.2(10) Å3; 100 K (LS), a = 10.989(3) Å, c = 8.702(2) Å, V = 910.1(4) Å3. The molecular structure consists of octahedral coordinated iron(II) centers bridged by six N4,N4‘ coordinating bis(tetrazole) ligands to form three 3-dimensional networks. Each of these three networks is symmetry related and interpenetrates each other within a unit cell to form the interlocked structure. The Fe−N bond lengths change between 1.993(1) Å at 100 K in the LS state and 2.193(2) Å at 300 K in the HS state. The nearest Fe separation is along the c-axis and identical with the lattice parameter c.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/ic034452z
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Full Text Link: http://pubs.acs ... .1021/ic034452z
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Published Date: 2004
Authors: Grunert, C. Matthias
Schweifer, Johannes
Weinberger, Peter
Linert, Wolfgang
Mereiter, Kurt
Hilscher, Gerfried
Müller, Martin
Wiesinger, Günter
van Koningsbruggen, Petra J.

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