Magnetic coupling in a hybrid Mn(II) acetylene dicarboxylate

Christopher H. Hendon, Fabienne Pradaux-Caggiano, Lauren E. Hatcher, William J. Gee, Chick C. Wilson, Keith T. Butler, David R. Carbery, Aron Walsh, Brent C. Melot

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The design of ligands that mediate through-bond long range super-exchange in metal-organic hybrid materials would expand chemical space beyond the commonly observed short range, low temperature magnetic ordering. Here we examine acetylene dicarboxylate as a potential ligand that could install long range magnetic ordering due to its spatially continuous frontier orbitals. Using a known Mn(II)-containing coordination polymer we compute and measure the electronic structure and magnetic ordering. In this case, the latter is weak owing to the sub-optimal ligand coordination geometry, with a critical temperature of 2.5 K.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33329-33334
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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