Exchange interaction in covalently bonded biradical-monoradical composite molecules.

Abstract

As a novel molecular designing for genuinely organic molecule-based ferrimagnets, we have proposed a strategy of "single-component ferrimagnetics". When a pi-biradical with an S = 1 ground state and a pi-monoradical with S = (1)/(2) are united by sigma-bonds, the pi-conjugation between the biradical and the monoradical moieties should be truncated in the resultant triradical. This gives magnetic degrees of freedom for both S = 1 and (1)/(2) in the single molecule, serving as a building block for organic molecule-based ferrimagnets under favorable conditions (single-component ferrimagnetics). We have designed and synthesized a triradical, 3-(1'-oxyl-3'-oxido-4',4',5',5'-tetramethylimidazolin-2-yl)benzoic acid 2,4-bis(1' '-oxyl-3' '-oxido-4' ',4' ',5' ',5' '-tetramethylimidazolin-2-yl)phenyl ester (4), as a model compound for the novel approach to genuinely organic ferrimagnets. In the triradical 4, a m-phenylene-bis(nitronyl nitroxide) biradical with a triplet (S = 1) ground state is united with a phenyl nitronyl nitroxide monoradical (S = (1)/(2)) by an ester coupler. Solution-phase ESR spectra from 4 exhibited a complex hyperfine splitting due to (14)N and (1)H nuclei. The analysis of the hyperfine structure based on perturbation calculations has revealed that the exchange interaction within the biradical moiety is much larger than those between the biradical and the monoradical moieties and the magnetic degrees of freedom for both S = 1 and (1)/(2) are retained in 4. An X-ray crystal structure analysis showed that the triradical molecules are arranged in a one-dimensional molecular chain in the crystal. The magnetic susceptibility in a crystalline solid state is consistent with the crystal structure.

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@article{Maekawa2005ExchangeII, title={Exchange interaction in covalently bonded biradical-monoradical composite molecules.}, author={Kensuke Maekawa and Daisuke Shiomi and Tomoaki Ise and Kazunobu Sato and Takeji Takui}, journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B}, year={2005}, volume={109 8}, pages={3303-9} }