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MAGNETIC EXCHANGE IN DINUCLEAR CHROMIUM(II) COMPLEXES - EFFECT OF BRIDGING CHLORIDES AND BRIDGING HYDRIDES IN ANTIFERROMAGNETIC COUPLING

TitleMAGNETIC EXCHANGE IN DINUCLEAR CHROMIUM(II) COMPLEXES - EFFECT OF BRIDGING CHLORIDES AND BRIDGING HYDRIDES IN ANTIFERROMAGNETIC COUPLING
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsFryzuk, MD, Leznoff, DB, Rettig, SJ, Thompson, RC
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume33
Pagination5528-5534
Date PublishedNov
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0020-1669
KeywordsBOND, CR, CRYSTAL-STRUCTURES
Abstract

{The preparation, solid-state structures, and magnetic properties of two new Cr(II) amido diphosphine complexes are described. Reaction of the lithium salt LiN(SiMe(2)CH(2)PPh(2))(2) with CrCl2.THF results in the formation of the dinuclear chloride-bridged species {[(Ph(2)PCH(2)SiMe(2))(2)N]Cr}(2)(mu-Cl)(2), 1. This complex is paramagnetic at room temperature with a magnetic moment corresponding to four unpaired electrons per chromium; however, as the temperature is lowered, magnetic susceptibility measurements show that 1 exhibits antiferromagnetic behavior with J = -12.4 cm(-1) and g = 1.99. Chloride 1 can be converted to the mononuclear methyl complex CrMe[N(SiMe(2)CH(2)PPh(2))(2)] by reaction with MeLi. Under a hydrogen atmosphere, the methyl complex is converted to the dinuclear hydride derivative {[(Ph(2)PCH(2)SiMe(2))(2)N]Cr}(2)(mu-H)(2), 3. A variable temperature magnetic susceptibility study shows that this species is very strongly antiferromagnetically coupled with J = -139 cm(-1) and g = 1.98. The magnetic coupling correlates with the Cr-Cr distances observed in the solid state for these complexes: for 1, the Cr-Cr distance is 3.64 while for the hydride 3 a much shorter distance of 2.641 Angstrom is found. Crystals of {[(Ph(2)PCH(2)SiMe(2))(2)N]Cr}(2)(mu-Cl)(2), 1, are triclinic

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