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Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 206589, 10 pages
Research Article

Synthesis, Crystal Structures, and Magnetic Properties of Ternary M(II)-Dicyanamide-hydroxypyridine Complexes

Guangzhou Vocational College of Technology & Business, 511442, China

Received 29 March 2013; Accepted 30 April 2013

Academic Editor: Henryk Kozlowski

Copyright © 2013 Ling-Ling Zheng. 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.


Three two-dimensional (2D) and 3D supramolecular coordination architectures based on ternary M(II)-dicyanamide-2-hydroxypyridine systems, [Co(hmpH)2(dca)2] (1), [Cu(hmpH)2(dca)2] (2), and [Mn(hepH)2(dca)2] (3) (dca = dicyanamide, hmpH = 2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridine, hepH = 2-(hydroxyethyl)pyridine), have been synthesized. 1 is a mononuclear Co(II) complex. The mononuclear units are interlinked into a 2D (4,4) hydrogen-bonded layer via O–HN hydrogen bonds between the hydroxyl groups and the noncoordinating nitrile ends. These 2D layers are further extended into a 3D supramolecular architecture via the interlayer pyridyl-pyridyl stacking interaction. 2 has a 1D coordination chain structure formed by the double 1,5-dca bridged dinuclear [Cu2( 1,5-dca)2(hmpH)2] unit and the 1,3-dca bridges via weak Cu–N coordination, and these 1D coordination chains are further extended into 2D hydrogen-bonded layers via strong O–HN hydrogen-bonding interaction between the hydroxyl groups and the noncoordinating nitrile ends. 3 is a 2D (4,4) coordination network made of 1D [Mn(hepH)( 1,5-dca)] helical chain units and interchain double ( 1,5-dca) bridges. Pairs of [Mn(hepH)( 1,5-dca)] helical chains are interlinked by the double ( 1,5-dca) bridges into a racemic coordination layer structure, which is further extended into a 3D hydrogen-bonded network. Magnetic studies reveal that weak antiferromagnetic exchange occurs in 3.