Syntheses, structures and magnetic properties of [MII(dca)2(CH3OH)2]n , where M = Co or Cu and dca- = dicyanamide, N (CN)2-

Moumita Biswas, G. M. Rosair, Guillaume Pilet, Samiran Mitra

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Two isomorphous µ1,5-dicyanamide bridged compounds formulated as [MII(dca)2(CH3OH)2]n , where dca = dicyanamide and M = Co (1) or Cu (2), have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies and low temperature (300-2 K) magnetic measurement. The structural analyses revealed that 1 and 2 consist of infinite double stranded chains of Co(II) and Cu(II), respectively, connected through the dca bridges which make 1D chain like polymers. These infinite chains are further connected via a hydrogen bonding interaction between the methanol and dicyanamido ligands giving rise to the supramolecular 2D solid-state architectures. The variable temperature magnetic susceptibility measurement shows that the global feature of the ?MT versus T curve for 2 is characteristic of a very weak antiferromagnetic interaction, and between 300 and 2 K the best fit parameter was determined as J = -2.34 cm-1. 1 readily changes to pink a-Co(dca)2 compound which is confirmed from the elemental analyses, IR, X-ray powder diffraction study and variable temperature magnetic susceptibility measurement. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)695-699
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007


  • 2D polymer
  • Co(II)
  • Cu(II)
  • dca
  • Magnetic properties


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