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Single-ion magnetism in seven-coordinate YbIII complexes with distorted D5h coordination geometry

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Abstract

Two seven-coordinate compounds with pentagonal bipyramidal YbIII centers, namely, [Yb(H3Bmshp)(DMF)2Cl2]·DMF·1.5H2O (1) and [Yb(H3Bmshp)(DMF)2Cl2]·H4Bmshp (2) (H4Bmshp = (2,6-bis[(3-methoxysalicylidene)hydrazinecarbonyl]-pyridine)) were synthesized by changing the molar ratio of reactants in DMF. The structures of compounds 1 and 2 are very similar, except for the existence of different lattice molecules: one DMF and one and a half water molecules in 1, and one neutral uncoordinated ligand in 2. The coordination geometries of both the pentagonal bipyramidal YbIII centers (YbCl2N1O4) in compounds 1 and 2 are also very similar with only slight differences. Magnetic data analyses revealed that the subtle structure variations result in remarkable different slow magnetic relaxation properties of compounds 1 and 2. To further understand their magnetic behaviors, ab initio calculations were performed for both compounds 1 and 2. The calculated results indicate that the magnetic anisotropies of compounds 1 and 2 are significantly different: easy-plane magnetic anisotropy for 1 and easy-axis magnetic anisotropy for 2. To the best of our knowledge, these compounds are the first YbIII-based SIMs of pentagonal bipyramidal geometry.

Graphical abstract: Single-ion magnetism in seven-coordinate YbIII complexes with distorted D5h coordination geometry

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The article was received on 07 Jul 2017, accepted on 04 Sep 2017 and first published on 04 Sep 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02461D
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 12884-12892
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    Single-ion magnetism in seven-coordinate YbIII complexes with distorted D5h coordination geometry

    D. Wu, D. Shao, X. Wei, F. Shen, L. Shi, Y. Zhang and X. Wang, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 12884
    DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02461D

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