Tetracarbonatodiruthenium Fragments and Lanthanide(III) Ions as Building Blocks to Construct 2D Coordination Polymers.


Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria, E-28040 Madrid, Spain. [Email]


Two-dimensional coordination polymers of [Pr(DMSO)₂(OH₂)₃][Ru₂(CO₃)₄(DMSO)(OH₂)]·5H₂O (Prα) and [Ln(OH₂)₅][Ru₂(CO₃)₄(DMSO)]·xH₂O (Ln = Sm (Smβ), Gd (Gdβ)) formulae have been obtained by reaction of the corresponding Ln(NO₃)₃·6H₂O dissolved in dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) and K₃[Ru₂(CO₃)₄]·4H₂O dissolved in water. Some DMSO molecules are coordinated to the metal atoms reducing the possibilities of connection between the [Ru₂(CO₃)₄]3- and Ln3+ building blocks giving rise to the formation of two-dimensional networks. The size of the Ln3+ ion and the synthetic method seem to have an important influence in the type of two-dimensional structure obtained. Slow diffusion of the reagents gives rise to Prα that forms a 2D net that is built by Ln3+ ions as triconnected nodes and two types of Ru₂5+ units as bi- and tetraconnected nodes with (2-c)(3-c)₂(4-c) stoichiometry (α structure). An analogous synthetic procedure gives Smβ and Gdβ that display a grid-like structure, (2-c)₂(4-c)₂, formed by biconnected Ln3+ ions and two types of tetraconnected Ru₂5+ fragments (β structure). The magnetic properties of these compounds are basically explained as the sum of the individual contributions of diruthenium and lanthanide species, although canted ferrimagnetism or weak ferromagnetism are observed at low temperature.


coordination polymers,diruthenium compounds,lanthanide complexes,magnetic properties,