Supramolecular lanthanide metallogrids exhibiting field-induced single-ion magnetic behavior

Shu Qi Wu, Qi Wei Xie, Guang Yu An, Xi Chen, Cai Ming Liu, Ai Li Cui, Hui Zhong Kou

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A supramolecular strategy has been applied to construct two tetranuclear lanthanide complexes for investigating the magnetic properties of individual lanthanide ions. The LnIII complexes (Ln = Dy, Tb) display field-induced slow magnetization relaxation, typical of single-molecule magnet behavior. The four lanthanide ions in the molecules are well separated by distances of ca. 9 Å, and thus the slow magnetization relaxation should be assigned to single-ion magnet (SIM) behavior. Therefore, the present complexes are novel supramolecular aggregates of four isolated SIMs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4369-4372
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Apr 7 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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