Molecule of the Month
May 2003
A Dinuclear Ni(II) Complex

To establish p-d interactions in molecule-based multifunctional materials, the dimeric [Ni2Cl2(L)2](I5)2(I3)2I2 has been synthesized.
It reveals ferromagnetic exchange interactions between the four different spin carriers (L = 4,5-bis(2-pyridylmethylsulfanyl)-4,5-ethylenedithiotetrathia fulvalene).

This work was carried out by Shi-Xia Liu in the group of Prof. Silvio Decurtins.


  • S.-X. Liu, C. Ambrus, S. Dolder, A. Neels, S. Decurtins;
    "A Dinuclear Ni(II) Complex with Two Types of Intramolecular Magnetic Couplings: Ni(II)−Ni(II) and Ni(II)−TTF+"
    Inorg. Chem., 45, 9622-9624, (2006); doi:10.1021/ic0613614.