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Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 932569, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of a Linear [Mn3(O2CMe)4(py)8]2+ Complex

1Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus
2Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece

Received 16 March 2010; Accepted 25 March 2010

Academic Editor: Spyros Perlepes

Copyright © 2010 Eleni E. Moushi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two new compounds that consist of the linear trinuclear manganese(II) cation [M(CMe(py cocrystallizing with different counteranions (, [1]; Cl, [2]) are reported. Complex 1 was prepared from the reaction of [Mn(CMe]4O with in MeCH/py, whereas complex 2 was isolated from the reaction of [MO(CMe(py]py with [Mn(Cl]6O in MeCN/py. The crystal structures of both compounds were determined by single crystal X-ray crystallography. Magnetic susceptibility studies that were performed in microcrystalline powder of 1 in the 2–300 K range revealed the presence of antiferromagnetic exchange interactions that resulted in an ground spin state.