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New strategy to construct single-ion magnets: a unique Dy@Zn6 cluster exhibiting slow magnetic relaxation

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Abstract

Two unique heptanuclear clusters Ln@Zn6 (Ln = Dy (1), Er (2)) were structurally and magnetically characterized. Each Dy3+/Er3+ is located in a nona-coordinate D3h coordination environment, and is encapsulated in a diamagnetic Zn6 cage. Compound 1 exhibits single-ion magnetic behavior, and is the first example of a single-ion magnet (SIM) constructed through embedding one magnetic anisotropic metal ion into a diamagnetic cage.

Graphical abstract: New strategy to construct single-ion magnets: a unique Dy@Zn6 cluster exhibiting slow magnetic relaxation

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2013, accepted on 23 Jan 2014 and first published on 28 Jan 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49342C
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 4255-4257
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    New strategy to construct single-ion magnets: a unique Dy@Zn6 cluster exhibiting slow magnetic relaxation

    G. Xiong, X. Qin, P. Shi, Y. Hou, J. Cui and B. Zhao, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 4255
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC49342C

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