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2p–3d–4f hetero-tri-spin molecule-based magnetic compounds

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The promising magnetic behavior of heterospin systems has spurred the research of 2p–3d–4f hetero-tri-spin compounds. Such a magnetic system has crucial advantages: the strongest possible magnetic interactions resulting from the direct binding of the radicals to the metal ions, access to strong magnetic anisotropies arising from 4f ions, and novel magnetic behavior derived from the synergic or competitive magnetic interactions between three different spin carriers. Herein we review recent advances made toward a rational development of 2p–3d–4f complexes. Special attention is given to the 2p–3d–4f compounds exhibiting slow magnetic relaxation.

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Licun Li obtained his Ph.D. from Nankai University (2002). Now he is a Professor of Chemistry at Nankai University and his current research interests are in the field of molecular magnetism, especially metal–radical compounds. Dr Jean-Pascal Sutter received his Ph.D. from Strasbourg University in 1992. He joined the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and currently is a research director at the Coordination Chemistry Lab (LCC) in Toulouse (France). Both have worked together in 1995 in the group of Prof. Olivier Kahn at the Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (ICMCB). Since 2010 they have actively collaborated on the topic covered by the present review.

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The article was received on 30 Mar 2016, accepted on 03 May 2016 and first published on 04 May 2016

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00075D
Citation: Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016,3, 994-1003
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    2p–3d–4f hetero-tri-spin molecule-based magnetic compounds

    M. Zhu, L. Li and J. Sutter, Inorg. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 994
    DOI: 10.1039/C6QI00075D

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