Crystal structures of dimeric manganese(III) complexes of tetradentate Schiff-base ligands with ancillary axial donors

Kenichi Oyaizu, Takeshi Nakagawa, Eishun Tsuchida

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[N,N'-Ethylenebis(salicylideneaminato)]manganese(III) benzoate ([Mn(salen)(O2CC6H5)] crystallized to form a solid-state dimer in which the Mn(salen) moiety is linked to its neighbor by two shared phenolate oxygen atoms, in striking contrast to the linear polymeric structure formed with bridging acetate ligands. A substantial cavity between the two manganese atoms was then produced by the weak coordination of the phenolate oxygen to the neighboring manganese bearing benzoate in a monodentate mode. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-188
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul 28



  • Crystal structures
  • Dinuclear complexes
  • Manganese complexes
  • Schiff base complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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