Title

Magnetic Property Studies of Manganese-phosphate Complexes

Abstract

Phosphoric acid forms two distinct coordination compounds with manganese salts in aqueous media, a two-dimensional layered structure, [Mn(HPO4)•(H2O)3], 1, under ambient conditions, and a three-dimensional synthetic mineral, [Mn5(μ-OH2)2(HPO4)2(PO4)2(H2O)2], 2, under hydrothermal procedures, at 120 °C. In compound 1, the oxygen atom of the doubly deprotonated phosphoric acid interconnects the metal centers to form a layered structure. The neutral hydrophilic layers of 1 are separated by 5.5 Å and may potentially intercalate hydrophilic organic guest molecules. The metal centers in 2 are octahedral and bridged by PO43-, HPO42-, and OH2 groups to form a complex three-dimensional network. XPS analysis on 1 and 2 confirms that manganese exists in the +2 oxidation state. Compound 2 is a poor ion exchanger, but some improvement is observed on partial dehydration. The magnetic properties of both 1 and 2 were studied in detail to examine the amplitude of the magnetic interactions through phosphate ligand bridges. While 1 reveals dominant antiferromagnetic interactions between the spin carriers, a complete investigation of the magnetic properties of 2 revealed its true nature to be a glassy magnet.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Sponsor(s)

Conseil Regional d'Aquitaine
National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.


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