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Issue 1, 2019
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Single-ion magnetic anisotropy in a vacant octahedral Co(II) complex

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The first example of a pentacoordinate CoII single-ion magnet based on a P-donor ligand with vacant octahedral coordination geometry is reported here. Thorough magnetic measurements reveal the presence of field induced slow relaxation behavior with an easy-plane magnetic anisotropy. The combined theoretical and experimental studies disclose that direct and quantum tunneling processes become dominant at low temperature to relax the magnetization; however, from the thermal dependence of relaxation time it can be observed that the optical or acoustic Raman processes become important to the overall relaxation process.

Graphical abstract: Single-ion magnetic anisotropy in a vacant octahedral Co(ii) complex

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The article was received on 25 Sep 2018, accepted on 23 Oct 2018 and first published on 23 Oct 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03862G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2019,48, 25-29

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    Single-ion magnetic anisotropy in a vacant octahedral Co(II) complex

    A. K. Mondal, J. Jover, E. Ruiz and S. Konar, Dalton Trans., 2019, 48, 25
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03862G

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