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A linear trinuclear ferrous single molecule magnet

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A linear trinuclear ferrous complex [FeII3(pymp)4(MeOH)2][BPh4]2·2MeOH (1) (Hpymp = 2-[(pyridine-2-ylimine)-methyl]phenol) was isolated and characterized both structurally and magnetically. A magnetic study revealed the ferromagnetic coupling (J = +3.54 cm−1) within the [FeII3] units and uniaxial magnetic anisotropy (D = −1.21 cm−1) of the molecule. Slow relaxation of the magnetization at below 5 K and an effective energy barrier of 26.0(2) cm−1 under a 1200 Oe applied dc field were evidenced. Moreover, clear magnetic hysteresis loops were observed at below 2.5 K, which further corroborated the single-molecule magnet behavior of 1.

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The article was received on 21 Aug 2018, accepted on 22 Oct 2018 and first published on 23 Oct 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03410A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 16704-16708

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    A linear trinuclear ferrous single molecule magnet

    S. Liu, Y. Deng, C. Li, X. Chang and Y. Zhang, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 16704
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03410A

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