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Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society

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Abstract

HORN JR., Adolfo et al. Synthesis, molecular structure and spectroscopic, electrochemical and magnetic properties of a new dinuclear iron complex containing µ-sulfate-di-µ-alkoxo bridges: evaluating the influence of the sulfate bridge on the physicochemical properties of the di-µ-alkoxo-diiron unit. J. Braz. Chem. Soc. [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.8, pp. 1584-1593. ISSN 0103-5053.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-50532006000800015.

Complex [Fe2III(BPClNOL)2(SO4)] 3 was synthesized through the reaction of the pro-ligand N-(2-hydroxybenzyl)-N-(2-pyridylmethyl)[(3-chloro)(2-hydroxy)]propylamine (H2BPClNOL) and FeSO4.7H2O. The maximum absorption for the oxidized compound was at 519 nm (e = 1.40X103 dm3 mol-1 cm-1) while that of the mixed-valence compound was at 439 nm (e = 9.8X102 dm3 mol-1 cm-1). The redox process to transform the oxidized compound to the mixed-valence form occurs at E1/2 = -0.843 V vs. Fc/Fc+. The Mössbauer spectrum confirms the presence of FeIII high spin ions and the magnetic studies reveal a weak antiferromagnetically coupled dimer, J/kB = - 15 K ( J = -10.4 cm-1). Complex 3 is the third of a family of dinuclear iron compounds synthesized with the H2BPClNOL ligand ([Fe2III(BPClNOL)2 (OAc)]+ 1, [Fe2III(BPClNOL)2(H2O) 2]2+ 2). Analysis of the physicochemical properties of these complexes allowed us to infer that the number and kind of bridging groups have a significant influence on their electrochemical and UV-Vis properties.

Keywords : diiron complexes; structural models; PAPs; X-ray structure.

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