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Issue 4, 2017
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3d–4f heterometallic trinuclear complexes derived from amine-phenol tripodal ligands exhibiting magnetic and luminescent properties

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A new family of 3d–4f heterometallic trinuclear complexes, namely [M2LnL2]·2ClO4·H2O (H3L = tris(((2-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzy1)amino)ethyl)amine, where M = Ni, Ln = Gd (1), Dy (2), and M = Zn, Ln = Gd (3), Dy (4)) were synthesized via the reaction of H3L and Ln(NO3)3·6H2O and Ni(ClO4)2·6H2O or Zn(ClO4)2·6H2O in a 2 : 1 : 2 ratio in the solution. Complexes 1–4 consisted of three metal ions arranged in an isosceles triangle manner. Magnetic properties investigations showed that complexes 1 and 2 exhibited weak ferromagnetic coupling between the Ni(II) and Ln(III) ions, whereas complex 4 displayed lanthanide single-ion magnetic properties. The alternating current (ac) magnetic susceptibilities of 4 revealed that both the in-phase (χ′) and out-of-phase (χ′′) signals are frequency- and temperature-dependent, which are typical features of the field-induced slow relaxation of the magnetization with Ueff = 124.5 K. Complex 4 also exhibited an obvious butterfly-shaped hysteresis loop at 2 K, indicating that it is a single-ion magnet. Moreover, complex 4 showed stronger fluorescent emissions, which were typical narrow emission bands of lanthanide ions. Therefore, complex 4 can be considered as a molecular magnetic and luminescent material. Comparably, complex 2 showed very weak DyIII-based emissions because the paramagnetic NiII ions quench the fluorescence and thereby lower the population of the triplet state.

Graphical abstract: 3d–4f heterometallic trinuclear complexes derived from amine-phenol tripodal ligands exhibiting magnetic and luminescent properties

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The article was received on 20 Oct 2016, accepted on 12 Dec 2016 and first published on 12 Dec 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04027F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017,46, 1153-1162

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    3d–4f heterometallic trinuclear complexes derived from amine-phenol tripodal ligands exhibiting magnetic and luminescent properties

    H. Wen, P. Dong, S. Liu, J. Liao, F. Liang and C. Liu, Dalton Trans., 2017, 46, 1153
    DOI: 10.1039/C6DT04027F

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