Systematic studies of hexanuclear {MIII4LnIII2} complexes (M = Fe, Ga; Ln = Er, Ho): structures, magnetic properties and SMM behavior

Chen, Sihuai, Mereacre, Valeriu, Kostakis, George E, Anson, Christopher E and Powell, Annie K (2017) Systematic studies of hexanuclear {MIII4LnIII2} complexes (M = Fe, Ga; Ln = Er, Ho): structures, magnetic properties and SMM behavior. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers. ISSN 2052-1553

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Abstract

Four isostructural MIII4LnIII2 coordination clusters, [M4Ln2(μ3-OH)2(nbdea)4(C6H5COO)8]•MeCN (M = Fe, Ln = Er (1); M = Ga, Ln = Er (2); M = Fe, Ln = Ho (3); M = Ga, Ln = Ho (4)) have been synthesized and characterized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction and X-ray powder diffraction studies revealed that all four compounds crystallize isomorphously to each other, and to the previously reported MIII4DyIII2 (M = Fe or Ga) and FeIII4YIII2 analogues. DC magnetic susceptibility measurements for compounds 1-4, taken in combination with those for the FeIII4YIII2 analogue, indicated that the interactions between ErIII ions are weakly ferromagnetic and the FeIII-ErIII interactions are very weakly antiferromagnetic, while the HoIII-HoIII and FeIII-HoIII interactions are both negligible. By comparison, for the FeIII4DyIII2 analogue, the DyIII-DyIII interactions are antiferromagnetic while the FeIII-DyIII are ferromagnetic. Both Er analogues 1 and 2 display single-molecule magnet (SMM) behavior with the effective energy barrier Ueff increasing from 12.8 K (for Fe4Er2 1) to 53.5 K (for Ga4Er2 2), indicating that the very weak 3d-4f interaction enhances the QTM effect.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0146 Inorganic chemistry
Depositing User: Georgios Kostakis
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:12
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 19:50
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67196

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