A Novel Mixed Ligand Dinuclear Complex of Cobalt (II): Synthesis, Characterization and Magnetic Studies


A novel dinuclear complex [Co2(atr)3(mal)2(H2O)2]·4H2O(1) (atr = 4-amino-1,2,4-triazole and mal = malonic acid) containing mixed N and O-donor atoms has been prepared and structurally characterized. The structure is made up of the symmetrically 1, 2, 4-triazole bridged [Co2(atr)3(mal)2(H2O)2] moiety and four lattice water molecules. The single crystal X-ray analysis reveals that the complex has a distorted octahedral structure. Magnetic susceptibility measurements reveals that antiferromagnetic interactions exists between the high spin Co(II) ions within the dinuclear unit.

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Nfor, E. , Keenan, L. , Nenwa, J. , Ndifon, P. , Njong, R. , Dzesse, C. and Offiong, O. (2014) A Novel Mixed Ligand Dinuclear Complex of Cobalt (II): Synthesis, Characterization and Magnetic Studies. Crystal Structure Theory and Applications, 3, 22-29. doi: 10.4236/csta.2014.31003.

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