Journal article

Single-molecule magnets: Site-specific ligand abstraction from [Mn12O12(O2CR)(16)(H2O)(4)] and the preparation and properties of [Mn12O12(NO3)(4)(O2CCH2But)(12)(H2O)(4)]

P Artus, C Boskovic, J Yoo, WE Streib, LC Brunel, DN Hendrickson, G Christou

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2001

Abstract

Site-selective carboxylate abstraction has been achieved from [Mn(12)O(12)(O(2)CR)(16)(H(2)O)(4)] complexes by treatment with HNO(3) in MeCN. The reaction of the R = Ph or CH(2)Bu(t)() complexes with 4 equiv of HNO(3) gives [Mn(12)O(12)(NO(3))(4)(O(2)CR)(12)(H(2)O)(4)] (R = CH(2)Bu(t) (6) or Ph (7)) in analytical purity. Complex 6.MeNO(2) crystallizes in monoclinic space group C2/c with the following cell parameters at -168 degrees C: a = 21.280(5), b = 34.430(8), c = 33.023(8) A, beta = 104.61(1) degrees, V = 23413 A, and Z = 8. The four NO(3)(-) groups are not disordered and are bound in bridging modes at axial positions formerly occupied by bridging carboxylate groups. (1)H NMR spectrosco..

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