Title

On the Magnetic Properties of Some Distorted Octahedral High-spin Iron(II) Complexes

Abstract

A series of compounds, Fe(isoquinoline)4X2, Fe(pyridine)4X2, and Fe(phenanthroline)2X 2, (X = Cl, Br, or l) and Fe(phenanthroline)2(N 3)2 were prepared and their magnetic susceptibilities were measured at temperatures in the range 20-300 K. The observed temperature dependence of the magnetic moment was used to evaluate the magnitude of the orbital reduction factor k, the low symmetry distortion parameter, Δ, and the extent of the reduction in spin-orbit coupling. The temperature dependence of the experimental magnetic moments for the isoquinoline and pyridine complexes was found to be in agreement with the theoretically predicted dependence for a complex with D4h symmetry. In all of these compounds, except Fe(isoquinoline)4l2, the results indicate an orbitally nondegenerate (5B2g) ground state. The same successful agreement was not found for all of the lower symmetry phenanthroline complexes. The derived crystal-field parameters are discussed and related to the structural properties of the complexes.

Department(s)

Chemistry

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0022-4944

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1971 Royal Society of Chemistry, All rights reserved.

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