Synthesis, Magnetic Properties, and X-ray Spectroscopy of Divalent Cobalt(II) and Nickel(II) Cubanes [MII4(HL2)4(OAc)4] (pages 1872–1901)
Andreas Scheurer, Jana Korzekwa, Takayuki Nakajima, Frank Hampel, Anna Buling, Christine Derks, Manfred Neumann, Loïc Joly, Konstantin Petukhov, Klaus Gieb, Paul Müller, Karsten Kuepper and Karsten Meyer
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201402988
Starting from 2,6-pyridinedimethanol (H2L2, 3) and metal(II) acetate tetrahydrates, divalent CoII and NiII cubanes [MII4(HL2)4(OAc)4] (4) have been synthesized through self-organization. In addition to standard methods (e.g., IR, MS, X-ray analysis), complexes 4 were also characterized by magnetometry and X-ray spectroscopic techniques, including XPS, XAS, and XMCD.