The influence of defects on the electron-transfer and magnetic properties of RbxMn[Fe(CN)6]y·zH2O

Esther J.M. Vertelman, Enrico Maccallini, Dimitris Gournis, Petra Rudolf, Thomas Bakas, Javier Luzon, Ria Broer, Andrius Pugzlys, Tom T.A. Lummen, Paul H.M. Van Loosdrecht, Petra J. Van Koningsbruggen

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The synthesis and detailed characterization of a few samples of the compound RbMn[Fe(CN)]·zHO are described. The composition of the materials significantly depends on the applied preparative conditions. Analysis of spectroscopic results (FTIR, Raman, Fe Mössbauer, XPS) and X-ray powder-diffraction data yielded a further assessment of the difference in structural features in terms of the amount of Fe(CN)6 vacancies and the associated number of water molecules. The characteristic individual magnetic behavior, as well as the metal-to-metal charge-transfer capabilities of the various samples, could be related to significant changes within the structures that appear to be associated with the synthetic method used.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1951-1963
Number of pages13
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2006


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