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Structure and temperature behavior of metallo-supramolecular assemblies

  • A detailed structural analysis of a Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) multilayer composed of a polyelectrolyte-amphiphile complex (PAC) is presented. The PAC is self-assembled from metal ions, ditopic bis-terpyridines, and amphiphiles. The vertical structure of the LB multilayer is investigated by X-ray reflectometry. The multilayer has a periodicity of 57 A, which corresponds to an architecture of flat lying metallo-supramolecular coordination polyelectrolyte (MEPE) rods and upright-standing amphiphiles (dihexadecyl phosphate, DHP). In-plane diffraction reveals hexagonal packing of the DHP molecules. Using extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) experiments, we prove that the central metal ion is coordinated to the terpyridine moieties in a pseudo-octahedral coordination environment. The Fe-N bond distances are 1.82 and 2.0 angstrom, respectively. Temperature resolved measurements indicate a reversible phase transition in a temperature range up to 55 degrees C. EXAFS measurements indicate a lengthening of the average Fe-N bond distanceA detailed structural analysis of a Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) multilayer composed of a polyelectrolyte-amphiphile complex (PAC) is presented. The PAC is self-assembled from metal ions, ditopic bis-terpyridines, and amphiphiles. The vertical structure of the LB multilayer is investigated by X-ray reflectometry. The multilayer has a periodicity of 57 A, which corresponds to an architecture of flat lying metallo-supramolecular coordination polyelectrolyte (MEPE) rods and upright-standing amphiphiles (dihexadecyl phosphate, DHP). In-plane diffraction reveals hexagonal packing of the DHP molecules. Using extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) experiments, we prove that the central metal ion is coordinated to the terpyridine moieties in a pseudo-octahedral coordination environment. The Fe-N bond distances are 1.82 and 2.0 angstrom, respectively. Temperature resolved measurements indicate a reversible phase transition in a temperature range up to 55 degrees C. EXAFS measurements indicate a lengthening of the average Fe-N bond distance from 1.91 to 1.95 angstrom. The widening of the coordination cage upon heating is expected to lower the ligand field stabilization, thus giving rise to spin transitions in these composite materialsshow moreshow less

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Author:Ullrich Pietsch, Yves Bodenthin, Jörg Grenzer, Thomas Geue, Helmuth MöhwaldGND, Dirk G. Kurth
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2005
Year of Completion:2005
Release Date:2017/03/24
Source:Journal of physical chemistry / B. - 109 (2005), 26, S. 12795 - 12799
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Physik und Astronomie
Peer Review:Referiert
Institution name at the time of publication:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Physik