Magnetic properties of hexanuclear lanthanide(III) clusters incorporating a central mu(6)-carbonate ligand derived from atmospheric CO2 fixation

Stuart Langley, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Keith Spencer Murray

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Three isostructural hexanuclear lanthanide(III) clusters are reported (Ln(III) = Gd, Tb, and Dy). The metallic core of each complex displays an unusual arrangement of ions, which is stabilized by a mu(6)-carbonate ligand. Magnetic studies show that the Ln(III) ions in each compound are weakly exchange coupled, with the Tb and Dy analogues displaying single-molecule-magnet behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3947 - 3949
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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