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A new family of high nuclearity CoII/DyIII coordination clusters possessing robust and unseen topologies

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  • Benjamin Berkoff
  • Kieran Griffiths
  • Alaa Abdul-Sada
  • Graham J. Tizzard
  • Simon J. Coles
  • Albert Escuer
  • George E. Kostakis
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>28/07/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Dalton Transactions
Issue number28
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)12788-12795
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Mixing Co(NO3)2·6H2O/Dy(NO3)3·6H2O/(E)-4-(2-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzylideneamino)-2,3-dimethyl-1-phenyl-1,2-dihydropyrazol-5-one (HL)/pivalic acid/Et3N in various solvents results in the synthesis of seven compounds formulated as [CoII2DyIII2(μ3-MeO)2(L)2(piv)4(NO3)2] (3), [CoIIDyIII3(μ3-MeO)22-MeO)2(L)2(piv)2(NO3)3]·2(CH3OH) (4·2CH3OH), 2[CoII4DyIII4(μ2-O)23-OH)4(L)4(piv)8][CoII2DyIII5(μ3-OH)6(L)2(piv)8(NO3)4] (5), [CoII4DyIII4(μ2-O)23-OH)4(L)4(piv)8]·2(CH3CN) (6·2CH3CN), [CoII2DyIII5(μ3-OH)6(L)2(piv)8(NO3)4]·4(CH3CN) (7·4CH3CN), [CoII2DyIII2(μ3-OH)2(L)2(piv)2(NO3)2(EtOH)2(H2O)2](NO3)2·(EtOH) (8·EtOH) and [CoII4DyIII4(μ2-O)23-OH)4(L)4(piv)8] (9) with robust and unseen topologies. These show that the temperature and reaction time influence the formation of the final product. Preliminary magnetic studies, performed for 6 and 7 in the temperature range 2-300 K, are indicative of Single Molecule Magnet (SMM) behaviour. Moreover, analysis of the catalytic properties of compound 3 as an efficient catalyst for the synthesis of trans-4,5-diaminocyclopent-2-enones from 2-furaldehyde and primary amines has been carried out.