Electronic and magnetic properties of iron (III) dinuclear complexes with carboxylate bridges

Verónica Paredes-García, Ramón O. Latorre, Evgenia Spodine

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A series of dinuclear iron (III) complexes with carboxylate bridges, of the type [Fe2L2(H20)4](NO 3)2(H2O)m (m=1-3), where L=Schiff base derived from L-α-amino acids and salicylaldehyde have been prepared and characterised by different spectroscopic techniques, magnetic susceptibility, conductivity, and electrochemical measurements. The dimeric iron complexes contain hexacoordinated iron (III), with the metal ion surrounded by water molecules, the salicylidenimine ligand, and the bridging carboxylate groups. The inequivalence of the iron atoms is detected by Mössbauer spectroscopy and this is reflected by the presence of two overlapping quadrupole doublets (δ1∼0.52-0.67 mms-1, δ2∼0.64-0.80 mms-1, ΔEQ1∼0. 38-0.80 mms-1, and ΔEQ2 (∼0.68-1.01 mms -1), with an approximate intensity ratio of 1:1 for all complexes. The magnetic susceptibilities of the complexes were determined over the temperature interval 5-300 K and revealed a decrease in the effective magnetic moment with decreasing temperature. The plots of the reciprocal of the molar susceptibility versus temperature indicate that the two iron (III) ions are very weakly antiferromagnetically coupled (-J∼0.09-0.21 cm-1). Electrochemical studies show that the first two peaks can be assigned to two consecutive one-electron reduction process, affording FeIIFe III and FeIIFeII. The comproportionation constant Kc at 298 K is in the 5.3×103-2. 5×104 range. The values obtained are in agreement with an intermediate electron coupling between redox sites.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1869-1876
Número de páginas8
EstadoPublicada - 8 jul 2004

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Química física y teórica
  • Química inorgánica
  • Química de los materiales


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