Single Crystal EPR Study of the Dinuclear Cu(II) Complex [Cu(tda)(phen)](2)center dot H(2)tda (tda = Thiodiacetate, phen = Phenanthroline): Influence of Weak Interdimeric Magnetic Interactions

Pablo Javier Gonzalez, DQ Group Author

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We report powder and single crystal EPR measurements of [Cu(tda)(phen)](2)center dot H(2)tda (tda = thiodiacetate, phen = phenanthroline) at 9.7 GHz. This compound consists of centrosymmetric copper(II) ion dimers, weakly ferromagnetically exchange-coupled (J = +3.2 cm(-1)), in which the dimeric units are linked by hydrophobic chemical paths involving the phen molecules. EPR revealed that the triplet spectra are collapsed by interdimeric exchange interactions mediated by that chemical path. Analysis and simulation of the single crystal EPR spectra were performed using Anderson's exchange narrowing model, together with statistical arguments. This approach allowed us to interpret the spectra modulated by the interdimeric interactions in situations of weak, intermediate, and strong exchange. We evaluated an interdimeric exchange constant J' = 0.0070(3) cm(-1), indicating that hydrophobic paths can transmit weak exchange interactions between centers at relatively long distances of the order of similar to 10 angstrom.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)13069-13075
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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