Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The compounds of formula Ln2[M(opba)]3·xH2O·yDMSO containing 4f LnIII and 3d MII ions have been synthesized; opba stands for ortho-phenylenebis(oxamato). These compounds crystallize poorly, and hence structural information has been obtained from the wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) technique. It has been shown that the compounds present the same ladder-like motif as that previously described for Tm2[Cu(opba)]3·4H2O·10DMF. Changing the LnIII and/or MII ions results in more or less pronounced distortions of the ladders. For a given MII ion, changing the LnIII ion from LaIII to LuIII results in a decrease of the Ln-M distance parallel to the lanthanide contraction. In the same way, for a given rare earth, changing the MII ion from CuII to NiII and ZnII ions also results in the decrease of the Ln-M distance in accord with the decreasing radii of the MII ions. The structural details have been analyzed and discussed.
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