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Themed collection Molecular Magnetism themed collection

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Review Article

Nanoscopic molecular magnets

This review highlights fundamental concepts and synthetic strategies of SMMs and selected examples of 3d, 4f, 5f and mixed 3d–4f, 4d–5d and 3d–5f based SMMs are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Nanoscopic molecular magnets
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Theoretical evaluation of lanthanide binding tags as biomolecular handles for the organization of single ion magnets and spin qubits

A newly developed extension to the SIMPRE program allowed the estimation of the potential of 63 polypeptide-coordinated lanthanide structures as single ion magnets and as spin qubits.

Graphical abstract: Theoretical evaluation of lanthanide binding tags as biomolecular handles for the organization of single ion magnets and spin qubits
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Magnetic and photo-physical investigations into DyIII and YbIII complexes involving tetrathiafulvalene ligand

Three TTF-based complexes have been elaborated using β-diketonate DyIII and YbIII precursors. [Yb(tta)3(L)]·2CH2Cl2 enlarges the scarce series of redox-active luminescent single-molecule magnets with correlation between emissive and magnetic properties.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic and photo-physical investigations into DyIII and YbIII complexes involving tetrathiafulvalene ligand
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Open Access Research Article

A thioether-decorated {Mn11Tb4} coordination cluster with slow magnetic relaxation

A {MnIII11TbIII4}-nuclearity coordination complex with structurally exposed thioether functional groups and antiferromagnetic intramolecular coupling interactions was synthesised and characterised by temperature- and field-dependent magnetic susceptibility measurements.

Graphical abstract: A thioether-decorated {Mn11Tb4} coordination cluster with slow magnetic relaxation
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

A family of fourteen soluble stable macrocyclic [NiII3LnIII] heterometallic 3d–4f complexes

Fourteen macrocyclic NiII3LnIII (Ln = La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb or Lu) complexes were made, and checked for Single-Molecule Magnet behaviour; two acyclic analogues were structurally characterised.

Graphical abstract: A family of fourteen soluble stable macrocyclic [NiII3LnIII] heterometallic 3d–4f complexes
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

‘All three-in-one’: ferromagnetic interactions, single-molecule magnetism and magnetocaloric properties in a new family of [Cu4Ln] (LnIII = Gd, Tb, Dy) clusters

A new family of [Cu4Ln] clusters with a ‘propeller’-like topology was obtained; all complexes are ferromagnetically-coupled and display either MCE or SMM properties.

Graphical abstract: ‘All three-in-one’: ferromagnetic interactions, single-molecule magnetism and magnetocaloric properties in a new family of [Cu4Ln] (LnIII = Gd, Tb, Dy) clusters
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Molecular spin qubits based on lanthanide ions encapsulated in cubic polyoxopalladates: design criteria to enhance quantum coherence

Axial compression and a magnetic field can help to get coherent spin qubits.

Graphical abstract: Molecular spin qubits based on lanthanide ions encapsulated in cubic polyoxopalladates: design criteria to enhance quantum coherence
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Magnetic ordering in TCNQ-based metal–organic frameworks with host–guest interactions

Host–guest interactions between the TCNQ-based MOF and aromatic molecules have been found to modulate spontaneous magnetization behavior at low temperatures.

Graphical abstract: Magnetic ordering in TCNQ-based metal–organic frameworks with host–guest interactions
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Diazopyridine–Ni(II) complexes exhibiting intra-chain ferromagnetic interaction after irradiation: formation of magnetic gel

The gel of a diazopyridine–Ni(II) complex in EtOH–20% CH2Cl2 solution showed the magnetic behavior of a ferromagnetic chain with the correlation length of 5–6 units after irradiation, suggesting the formation of magnetic gel.

Graphical abstract: Diazopyridine–Ni(ii) complexes exhibiting intra-chain ferromagnetic interaction after irradiation: formation of magnetic gel
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide hybrids with spin crossover iron(III) complexes

Graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide hybrids with spin crossover complexes show the coexistence of electron conduction and unique magnetic behaviors.

Graphical abstract: Graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide hybrids with spin crossover iron(iii) complexes
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Structural and magnetic tuning from a field-induced single-ion magnet to a single-chain magnet by anions

By choosing different anions, a mononuclear field-induced single-ion magnet and a one-dimensional single-chain magnet were selectively prepared and characterized.

Graphical abstract: Structural and magnetic tuning from a field-induced single-ion magnet to a single-chain magnet by anions
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Single-molecule magnetism in {CoIII2DyIII2}-amine-polyalcohol-acetylacetonate complexes: effects of ligand replacement at the DyIII sites on the dynamics of magnetic relaxation

The article describes the structures, magnetism and ab initio theory of three new “butterfly” {CoIII2DyIII2(OH)2} clusters containing alcoholamine ligands and six bidentate acetylacetonate ligands, per cluster.

Graphical abstract: Single-molecule magnetism in {CoIII2DyIII2}-amine-polyalcohol-acetylacetonate complexes: effects of ligand replacement at the DyIII sites on the dynamics of magnetic relaxation
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Transition from isolated to interacting copper(II) pairs in extended lattices evaluated by single crystal EPR spectroscopy

Single crystal EPR experiments in copper-doped dimeric Zn(tda)(phen) allowed determination of Cu(II) g- and A-matrices and ZFS parameters, which are used to evaluate the interdimeric exchange interaction in pure Cu(tda)(phen).

Graphical abstract: Transition from isolated to interacting copper(ii) pairs in extended lattices evaluated by single crystal EPR spectroscopy
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Single-molecule magnet involving strong exchange coupling in terbium(III) complex with 2,2′-bipyridin-6-yl tert-butyl nitroxide

Intramolecular antiferromagnetic interaction in Tb-6bpyNO was confirmed by comparison with the magnetic properties of Tb-6bpyCO and Y-6bpyNO. Tb-6bpyNO showed a hysteresis loop below 1.6 K, but Tb-6bpyCO did not behave as a single-molecule magnet.

Graphical abstract: Single-molecule magnet involving strong exchange coupling in terbium(iii) complex with 2,2′-bipyridin-6-yl tert-butyl nitroxide
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Open Access Research Article

Chiral biomolecule based dodecanuclear dysprosium(III)–copper(II) clusters: structural analyses and magnetic properties

Biomolecule pyroglutamic acid has been proficiently harnessed for synthesizing a family of three isostructural M4Cu8 dodecanuclear symmetric clusters, which after structural characterization were subjected to magnetic analyses.

Graphical abstract: Chiral biomolecule based dodecanuclear dysprosium(iii)–copper(ii) clusters: structural analyses and magnetic properties
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Azacyclo-auxiliary ligand-tuned SMMs of dibenzoylmethane Dy(III) complexes

A series of eight-coordinate β-diketone mononuclear dysprosium complexes exhibit field-induced SMM properties which can be tuned by the azacyclo-auxiliary ligands, showing different relaxation modes.

Graphical abstract: Azacyclo-auxiliary ligand-tuned SMMs of dibenzoylmethane Dy(iii) complexes
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
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DFT and TD-DFT studies of electronic structures and one-electron excitation states of a cyanide-bridged molecular square complex

The electronic structures and physical properties of [Co2Fe2(CN)6(tp*)2(dtbbpy)4](PF6)2·2MeOH are investigated by DFT and TD-DFT calculations.

Graphical abstract: DFT and TD-DFT studies of electronic structures and one-electron excitation states of a cyanide-bridged molecular square complex
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties of dicopper and tricobalt complexes based on N-(2-pyridylmethyl)iminodiethanol

A novel unsymmetrical dinuclear copper complex [Cu(H2pmide)(NO3)Cu(Hpmide)](NO3)2 (1) and a mixed-valence trinuclear cobalt compound [(pmide)2Co3(CH3CO2)2(NCS)2]·4CH3OH (2) have been prepared and characterized using structure and molecular magnetism.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties of dicopper and tricobalt complexes based on N-(2-pyridylmethyl)iminodiethanol
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Open Access Research Article

Iron(II) complexes of 4-sulfanyl-, 4-sulfinyl- and 4-sulfonyl-2,6-dipyrazolylpyridine ligands. A subtle interplay between spin-crossover and crystallographic phase changes

The compound shown exhibits an abrupt thermal spin-transition, with an accompanying crystallographic phase change at slightly lower temperature which is visible as a shoulder on the susceptibility curve.

Graphical abstract: Iron(ii) complexes of 4-sulfanyl-, 4-sulfinyl- and 4-sulfonyl-2,6-dipyrazolylpyridine ligands. A subtle interplay between spin-crossover and crystallographic phase changes
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Syntheses, structures and magnetism of mixed-valence Mn19 and Mn21 complexes supported by alkylamine-based alkoxo-bridging ligands

Two high-nuclearity mixed-valence Mn clusters, Mn19 and Mn21, were synthesised utilizing an alkylamine-based flexible ligand and their magnetic properties investigated.

Graphical abstract: Syntheses, structures and magnetism of mixed-valence Mn19 and Mn21 complexes supported by alkylamine-based alkoxo-bridging ligands
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
Research Article

Field-induced dynamic magnetic behaviour of a canted weak ferromagnetic chain material

A 1-D [MnIII3O] based magnetic chain material amazingly exhibits the coexistence of spin-glass, spin-canting, and metamagnetic behaviours as well as slow relaxation of magnetization under different applied magnetic fields.

Graphical abstract: Field-induced dynamic magnetic behaviour of a canted weak ferromagnetic chain material
From the themed collection: Molecular Magnetism themed collection
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About this collection

InorgChemFront is delighted to publish a collection of articles on “Molecular Magnetism”, guest edited by Hitoshi Miyasaka (Tohoku University) and Lapo Bogani (University of Oxford).

This themed collection will showcase recent important progresses on synthesis, theoretical investigations, property studies and potential applications of molecular-based magnets.

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