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Issue 6, 2011
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Molecular coolers: The case for [CuII5GdIII4]

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The use of triethanolamine (teaH3) in 3d/4f chemistry produces the enneanuclear cluster compound [CuII5GdIII4O2(OMe)4(teaH)4(O2CC(CH3)3)2(NO3)4]·2MeOH·2Et2O (1·2MeOH·2Et2O) whose molecular structure comprises a series of vertex- and face-sharing {GdIIICuII3} tetrahedra. Magnetic studies reveal a large number of spin states populated even at the lowest temperatures investigated. Combined with the high magnetic isotropy, this enables 1 to be an excellent magnetic refrigerant for low temperature applications.

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The article was received on 21 Jan 2011, accepted on 14 Mar 2011 and first published on 07 Apr 2011

Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00038A
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2011,2, 1166-1169
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    Molecular coolers: The case for [CuII5GdIII4]

    S. K. Langley, N. F. Chilton, B. Moubaraki, T. Hooper, E. K. Brechin, M. Evangelisti and K. S. Murray, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 1166
    DOI: 10.1039/C1SC00038A

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