CONTRATADOS
CALVO Rafael
artículos
Título:
Exchange Interaction Through pi-pi Stacking in the Lamellar [{Cu(bipy)(en)}{Cu(bipy)(H2O)}{VO3}]4n Compound
Autor/es:
VENEGAS YAZIGHI, D.; BROWN, K. A.; VEGA, A.; CALVO, RAFAEL; ALIAGA, CAROLINA; SANTANA, R. C.; SPODINE, EVGENIA
Revista:
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Editorial:
AMER CHEMICAL SOC
Referencias:
Lugar: Washington; Año: 2011 vol. 50 p. 11461 - 11461
ISSN:
0020-1669
Resumen:
Structural, magnetic, and powder and single-crystal electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) studies were performed on [{Cu(bipy)(en)}{Cu(bipy)(H2O)}{VO3}4]n (bipy = 2,20-bipyridine, en = ethylenediamine), which is a new coppervanadium hybrid organicinorganic compound containing CuII and VV centers. The oxovanadium units provide an anionic scaffolding to the structure, where two types of CuII coordination modes, octahedral (Cu1) and square pyramidal (Cu2), contribute to the magnetic  properties. The crystal structure contains layers including Cu1 and Cu2 ions, separated by stacked arrangements of 2,20-bipyridine molecules. Each type of CuII ion in these layers forms parallel spin chains described by exchange coupling parameters J1 and J2 for Cu1 and Cu2, respectively (exchange couplings defined as H ex i, j    = Jij SiSj), which, for necessity, are assumed to be equal to J. These chains are coupled by much weaker Cu1Cu2 exchange interactions J3 connecting neighbor Cu1 and Cu2 ions within a layer, through paths acting as rungs of a ladder chain structure. The average coupling J, which is antiferromagnetic (J < 0), according to the susceptibility data, is estimated with similar results with a mean field approximation (J = 1.4 cm1), and with a uniform chain model (J =1.7 cm1). The EPR spectra of powdered samples and oriented single crystals are shown to be independent of J1 and J2, but are dependent on the weak coupling J3, and the data allow a lower limit to be established: |J3| > 0.04 cm1. The spectra are also strongly sensitive to extremely weak coupling interactions with average magnitude J4 between copper atoms in neighboring layers, separated by ∼10 Å, using the stacked 2,20-bipyridine molecules, which produce a 2D-to-3D quantum phase transition. This is observed in single-crystal samples when the energy levels are changed with the orientation of the magnetic field. From the characteristics of these transitions, we estimate a value of |J4| = 0.0034(0.0004 cm1 between CuII ions in neighboring layers. This work emphasizes the important possibilities of EPR to evaluate extremely small exchange couplings between metal ions in a solidmaterial, even in the presence of other much larger couplings.