Synthesis, structure, magnetic properties and thermal behaviour of Ba–MII (MII = Mn, Co, Cu, and Zn) allylmalonates
A series of Ba–MII (MII = Mn, Co, Cu, and Zn) complexes with allylmalonic acid anions were synthesized by the reaction of the corresponding transition metal sulfates and barium allylmalonate. The complexes were characterized by IR and EPR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, magnetochemical and solid phase thermal decomposition studies as well as powder and single-crystal X-ray crystallography. The main structural block in 1–4 is formed by two chelate allylmalonate anions and water molecule(s), which are surrounded by Ba2+ ions. The magnetic measurements of paramagnetic compounds revealed weak ferromagnetic interactions between copper(II) ions in 3, and slow magnetic relaxation in non-zero field for 2. According to the TGA data of 1–4, they are decomposed via different pathways in the case of MnII, CoII, CuII, and ZnII since the metal ions catalyze different types of processes. However, all the complexes undergo polymerization of the allyl fragment.