Structures and magnetic properties of copper(II) complexes containing tetrakis(2-pyridyl)methane

Atsushi Okazawa, Takayuki Ishida*, Takashi Nogami

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We designed spiro-fused dinculear complexes using tetrakis(2-pyridyl) methane (py4C) for the development of ground high-spin molecules. We attempted to prepare a dinuclear copper(II) complex [{Cu(hfac)2} 2(py4C)], where hfac stands for 1,1,1,5,5,5- hexafluoropentane-2,4-dionate, but we obtained [Cu(hfac)2(py 4C)] and [Cu(hfac)(py4C)·Cu(hfac)3]. These molecular structures were determined by the X-ray crystal structure analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2584-2587
Number of pages4
Issue number16-17
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 17
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal structure
  • Magnetic interaction
  • Spiro compound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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