Ladder coordination polymers built from [{Re4Q4(CN)12]4- cluster anions (Q = S, Se, Te) and [Gd(phen)(H2O)3Gd(phen)(H2O)2(μ-OH)2]4+ dimeric cationic fragments

Yulia M. Litvinova, Yakov M. Gayfulin, Denis G. Samsonenko, Artem S. Bogomyakov, Won Hyuk Shon, Sung Jin Kim, Jong Soo Rhyee, Yuri V. Mironov

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Three new polymeric compounds with general formula {[Gd(phen)(H2O)3Gd(phen)(H2O)2(μ-OH)2][Re4Q4(CN)12]}·nH2O (Q = S0.84Te0.16, n = 0.25 for compound 1; Q = Se, Te, n = 1 for compounds 2, 3, respectively) were obtained by self-assembly reaction of [Re4Q4(CN)12]4- cluster anions, Gd3+ cation and 1,10-phenthroline (phen) in a solvothermal conditions. Compounds were investigated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, magnetic measurements and thermogravimetric analysis. Structure of compounds consist of non-charged ladder chains formed by alternating [Re4Q4(CN)12]4- cluster anions and dimeric cationic complex [{Gd(phen)(H2O)3Gd(phen)(H2O)2(μ-OH)2}]4+ connected through -CN-Gd-NC- covalent bonds. Chains are packed parallel and linked with each other by a system of hydrogen bonds. The magnetic susceptibility of compounds is determined by spins of Gd3+ ions that weakly antiferromagnetic coupled in dimeric cationic fragments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-179
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 5 Sep 2016

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This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation (Project No. 14-23-00013). S-J. Kim acknowledges financial support from the National Research Foundation of Korea ( NRF ) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (NRF-2015R1A2A2A01004275). J.-S. Rhyee was supported by Nano Material Technology Development Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology ( 2011-0030147 ).

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  • Coordination polymer
  • Crystal structure
  • Gadolinium
  • Magnetic properties
  • Rhenium cluster


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