Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 229–234

Effect of Zero-Field Splitting on the Magnetic Susceptibility of Binuclear Complexes of Iron(III)

  • V. V. Pavlishchuk
  • M. Prushan
  • A. Addison

DOI: 10.1007/s11237-005-0043-7

Cite this article as:
Pavlishchuk, V.V., Prushan, M. & Addison, A. Theor Exp Chem (2005) 41: 229. doi:10.1007/s11237-005-0043-7


The effect of zero-field splitting on the magnetic susceptibility of inuclear complexes formed by high-spin iron(III) ions was studied. An analytic expression describing the magnetic susceptibility of such systems is presented. It was shown that in dimers with weak magnetic exchange the experimental data only fit adequately if the effect of zero-field splitting (ZFS) is taken into account. The effect of ZFS on the accuracy of the values obtained for the exchange parameters with various D/J ratios is discussed.

Key words

polynuclear complexesmagnetic exchangezero-field splitting

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Pavlishchuk
    • 1
  • M. Prushan
    • 2
  • A. Addison
    • 3
  1. 1.L. V. Pisarzhevskii Institute of Physical ChemistryNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryLa Salle UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Chemistry DepartmentDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA