Aug 3, 2011

Manganese Kβ X-ray emission spectroscopy as a probe of metal-ligand interactions

Inorganic Chemistry
Martha A BeckwithSerena DeBeer


A systematic series of high-spin mononuclear Mn(II), Mn(III), and Mn(IV) complexes has been investigated by manganese Kβ X-ray emission spectroscopy (XES). The factors contributing to the Kβ main line and the valence to core region are discussed. The Kβ main lines are dominated by 3p-3d exchange correlation (spin state) effects, shifting to lower energy upon oxidation of Mn(II) to Mn(III) due to the decrease in spin state from S = 5/2 to S = 2, whereas the valence to core region shows greater sensitivity to the chemical environment surrounding the Mn center. A density functional theory (DFT) approach has been used to calculate the valence to core spectra and assess the contributions to the energies and intensities. The valence spectra are dominated by manganese np to 1s electric dipole-allowed transitions and are particularly sensitive to spin state and ligand identity (reflected primarily in the transition energies) as well as oxidation state and metal-ligand bond lengths (reflected primarily in the transition intensities). The ability to use these methods to distinguish different ligand contributions within a heteroleptic coordination sphere is highlighted. The similarities and differences between the current Mn XES study and...Continue Reading

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Molecular Stereochemistry
Complex (molecular entity)
Organometallic Compounds
Quantum Theory
Ligands Activity
Manganese Measurement
Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry

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