ABSTRACT: Reaction of the copper precursor [Cu(MeOsaltn)(H2O)] (H2MeOsaltn = N,N′-bis(3-methoxysalicylidene)-1,3-diaminopropane) with Ln(NO3)3·6H2O (Ln = Sm and Tb) and pyrazine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid (H2pyrdic) results in the formation of 1D zigzag chains with the general formula of [Cu(MeOsaltn)Ln(NO3)(pyrdic)]n·nDMF. X-ray crystal structures reveal that the samarium and terbium compounds are isostructural and crystalize in the orthorhombic space group Pbcn. The chains are composed of heterodinuclear copper–lanthanide building blocks which are linked by the pyrazine-2,3-dicarboxylate bridging units. Temperature-dependent susceptibility measurements indicate antiferromagnetic exchange interactions for the samarium–copper chain whereas for the terbium–copper compound ferromagnetic interactions are observed.Graphical abstract
Solid State Sciences. 11(4):766-771.