The first 4d/4f single-molecule magnet containing a {RuIII2DyIII2} core

Stuart K Langley, Daniel Patrick Wielechowski, Veacheslav Vieru, Nicholas Frederick Chilton, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Liviu Chibotaru, Keith Spencer Murray

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We report the synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the first 4d-4f single-molecule magnet. The complex [RuIII 2DyIII 2(OMe)2(O2CPh)4(mdea)2(NO3)2] displays a butterfly type core, with an anisotropy barrier of 10.7 cm-1. Ab initio and DFT calculations provide insight into the observed magnetic behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2044 - 2047
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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