• P K CHAKRABARTI

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    • Magnetic measurements, Raman and infrared spectra of metal–ligand complex derived from CoCl$_2$ · 6H$_2$O and 2-benzoyl pyridine

      S DATTA A S MAHAPATRA P SETT2, M GHOSH P K MALLICK P K CHAKRABARTI

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      Nanocrystalline complex of CoCl$_2$ ·6H$_2$O−2-benzoyl pyridine is prepared by chemical route. Each component of the desired complex is identified by analysing the X-ray diffractograms. Energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) data confirmed the presence of the desired elements of the sample. Theoretical optimized structure of the complex was derived using ab initio density functional level of theory (DFT) method of calculation. The average nanocrystallite size estimated from the XRD data is $\sim$43 nm. Static magnetic property of the complex is studied in the temperature range from 300 K down to 14 K. The estimated magnetic moment of the complex is high when compared to that of the free ion magnetic moment of Co$^{2+}$ and this is attributed to the less effect of the crystal field acting on the ion in the organic complex due to whichorbital moments are not fully quenched. The magnetic property of the complex is also remarkably enhanced compared to that of the diamagnetic 2-benzoyl pyridine which may be suitable for applications in devices. FTIR and Raman spectra of the ligand, 2-benzoyl pyridine and the synthesized complex are recorded at room temperature, which not only confirm the presence of each phase in the complex, but some interesting results are also extracted from the analyses of different Raman active modes of the complex.

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