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Single-molecule magnetism arising from cobalt(II) nodes of a crystalline sponge

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The remarkable Metal–Organic Framework (MOF), {[(Co(NCS)2)33-TPT)4a(H2O)·b(MeOH)}n (1), which is used in the revolutionary crystalline sponge method, displays characteristic Single-Molecule Magnet (SMM) behaviour under applied static fields. We report the subtle effects of changes in the coordination environment of the CoII ions in 1, leading to drastically different magnetic behaviors of two additional related compounds, {[(Co(NCS)2)30–3-TPT)4c(H2O)}n (2) and {[(Co(NCS)2(H2O)0.65(MeOH)0.35)33-TPT)2]·2.4(H2O)}n (3). Magnetic measurements reveal unquenched first order orbital angular momentum, leading to significant magnetic anisotropy in all compounds, which was corroborated through CASSCF-type calculations. Notably, the crystalline sponge is the first example of a 3D network built from CoII Single-Ion Magnets (SIMs) as nodes.

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The article was received on 31 Oct 2016, accepted on 20 Dec 2016 and first published on 20 Dec 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6TC04703C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017,5, 835-841
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    Single-molecule magnetism arising from cobalt(II) nodes of a crystalline sponge

    G. Brunet, D. A. Safin, J. Jover, E. Ruiz and M. Murugesu, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, 5, 835
    DOI: 10.1039/C6TC04703C

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