Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 18, 2009
Previous Article Next Article

Attempting to understand (and control) the relationship between structure and magnetism in an extended family of Mn6 single-molecule magnets

Author affiliations

Abstract

The synthesis and characterisation of a large family of hexametallic [MnIII6] Single-Molecule Magnets of general formula [MnIII6O2(R-sao)6(X)2(sol)4–6] (where R = H, Me, Et; X = O2CR′ (R′ = H, Me, Ph etc) or Hal; sol = EtOH, MeOH and/or H2O) are presented. We show how deliberate structural distortions of the [Mn3O] trinuclear moieties within the [Mn6] complexes are used to tune their magnetic properties. These findings highlight a qualitative magneto-structural correlation whereby the type (anti- or ferromagnetic) of each Mn2 pairwise magnetic exchange is dominated by the magnitude of each individual Mn-N-O-Mn torsion angle. The observation of magneto-structural correlations on such large polymetallic complexes is rare and represents one of the largest studies of this kind.

Graphical abstract: Attempting to understand (and control) the relationship between structure and magnetism in an extended family of Mn6 single-molecule magnets

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 10 Dec 2008, accepted on 23 Feb 2009 and first published on 17 Mar 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B822235E
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2009, 3403-3412
  •   Request permissions

    Attempting to understand (and control) the relationship between structure and magnetism in an extended family of Mn6 single-molecule magnets

    R. Inglis, L. F. Jones, C. J. Milios, S. Datta, A. Collins, S. Parsons, W. Wernsdorfer, S. Hill, S. P. Perlepes, S. Piligkos and E. K. Brechin, Dalton Trans., 2009, 3403
    DOI: 10.1039/B822235E

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements