Tetrahalidocuprate(II) complexes with substituted pyridinium ions: effects of halide substitution

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The Cu(II) complexes (H-5-FAP)2CuBr4 (1) and (H-2,3-dimpy)2CuCl4 (2) have been prepared and characterized structurally and magnetically (H-5-FAP = 2-amino-5-fluoropyridinium; H-2,3-dimpy = 2,3-dimethylpyridinium). They crystallize in the space groups P-1 and Pbcn, respectively, in comparison to their halido counterparts (H-5-FAP)2CuCl4 (1a) and (H-2,3-dimpy)2CuBr4 (2a) which crystallize in the space groups P21/c and P21/n. The differences in crystal packing, resulting in part from the difference in distortion of the CuX42− ions, create different magnetic lattices. Data for 1 were fit to the strong-rail ladder model resulting in a Curie constant of 0.400(8) emu-K/mol-Oe, J/kB-rail = −5.77(1) K and J/kB-rung = 3.17(3) K. Data for 2 were fit to the Curie-Weiss law resulting in a Curie constant of 0.398(1) emu-K/mol-Oe and θ = −0.11(4) K, indicating a virtual lack of magnetic exchange interactions. The structures and magnetic properties are compared to literature compounds and general trends noted. The differences in the chloride/bromide ions in the structure lead to significant differences in the packing in the cases of both 1 and 2, which result in differences in the antiferromagnetic exchange in both complexes and, in the case of 2, versus 2a, an elimination of the antiferromagnetic properties. © 2023 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Journal of Coordination Chemistry

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Copper(II), magnetism, Pyridinium ions, x-ray structures