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Ground state spin-switching via targeted structural distortion: twisted single-molecule magnets from derivatised salicylaldoximes

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Abstract

The use of derivatised salicylaldoximes in Mn chemistry has led to the isolation of a plethora of beautiful new SMMs ranging in nuclearity from three to eight and with spin ground states as large as S = 12–including a Mn6 complex with the largest energy barrier to magnetisation reversal yet reported. The deliberate chemically-induced structural distortion of the [Mn6] molecule allows the isolation of analogous family members displaying remarkably different magnetic properties and this in turn allows for a rare semi-quantitative magneto-structural correlation which enables prediction of the magnetic properties of new family members.

Graphical abstract: Ground state spin-switching via targeted structural distortion: twisted single-molecule magnets from derivatised salicylaldoximes

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The article was received on 24 Oct 2007, accepted on 26 Nov 2007 and first published on 13 Dec 2007


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B716355J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2008,0, 1809-1817
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    Ground state spin-switching via targeted structural distortion: twisted single-molecule magnets from derivatised salicylaldoximes

    C. J. Milios, S. Piligkos and E. K. Brechin, Dalton Trans., 2008, 0, 1809
    DOI: 10.1039/B716355J

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