A new hydrazine-bridged thioantimonate Mn2Sb4S 8(N2H4)2: Synthesis, structure, optical and magnetic properties

Yi Liu, Yufeng Tian, Feng Xia Wei, Michael Ser Chong Ping, Chuanwei Huang, Freddy Boey, Christian Kloc, Lang Chen, Tao Wu, Qichun Zhang*

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A new thioantimonate [Mn2Sb4S8(N 2H4)2] (1) was solvothermally synthesized by reacting Mn and Sb2S3 with S in hydrazine monohydrate solution. The single crystal structure analysis revealed that all Mn sites adopt distorted octahedral shapes and all Sb sites have either four-fold coordinated SbS4 configurations or square pyramidal SbS5 geometry. These polyhedra units are interconnected into two-dimensional layers via the sharing S atoms. These layers are further bridged into a novel three-dimensional framework by intra- and inter-layer hydrazine ligands. The compound 1 is a semiconductor with a band gap of 1.59 eV and displays paramagnetic behavior at high temperature and switches to antiferromagnetic ordering at 40 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)884-888
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


  • Chalcogenide
  • Crystal structure
  • Magnetic property
  • Optical properties
  • Solvothermal synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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