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A new class of single-molecule magnets: mixed-valent [Mn12O8Cl4(O2CPh)8(hmp)6]

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The reaction of (NBun4)[Mn8O6Cl6(O 2CPh)7(H2O)2] with 2-(hydroxymethyl)pyridine (hmpH) or 2-(hydroxyethyl)pyridine (hepH) gives the MnII2MnIII10 complexes [Mn12O8- Cl4(O2CPh)8(hxp)6] [hxp = hmp (1) or hep (2)]; these compounds are core isomers with markedly different magnetic properties, compound 1 having an S = 7 ground state and displaying strong out-of-phase ac susceptibility signals that establish it as a new class of single-molecule magnet, whereas compound 2 is a low-spin molecule with an S = 0 ground state.

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The article was received on 15 Dec 2000, accepted on 12 Jan 2001 and first published on 19 Feb 2001

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B010038M
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2001,0, 467-468
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    A new class of single-molecule magnets: mixed-valent [Mn12O8Cl4(O2CPh)8( hmp)6]

    C. Boskovic, E. K. Brechin, W. E. Streib, K. Folting, D. N. Hendrickson and G. Christou, Chem. Commun., 2001, 0, 467
    DOI: 10.1039/B010038M

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