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Issue 44, 2012
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Single molecule magnetism in a μ-phenolato dinuclear lanthanide motif ligated by heptadentate Schiff base ligands

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Abstract

The heptadentate Schiff base ligand, 2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-1,3-bis[4-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-3-azabut-3-enyl]-1,3-imidazoline (H333api), yields [Ln2api2] species when combined with lanthanide salts under basic conditions. A survey of the magnetic properties of this dinuclear lanthanide motif (Ln = Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho) has identified weak magnetic exchange, antiferromagnetic in nature for the isotropic gadolinium analogue, while single molecule magnetic behaviour is displayed in the case of the anisotropic dysprosium complex.

Graphical abstract: Single molecule magnetism in a μ-phenolato dinuclear lanthanide motif ligated by heptadentate Schiff base ligands

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The article was received on 26 Jun 2012, accepted on 24 Aug 2012 and first published on 12 Sep 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31929B
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 13711-13715

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    Single molecule magnetism in a μ-phenolato dinuclear lanthanide motif ligated by heptadentate Schiff base ligands

    M. Nematirad, W. J. Gee, S. K. Langley, N. F. Chilton, B. Moubaraki, K. S. Murray and S. R. Batten, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 13711
    DOI: 10.1039/C2DT31929B

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