Ferromagnetic NiII discs

Richard T W Scott, Leigh F. Jones, Ian S. Tidmarsh, Barbara Breeze, Rebecca H. Laye, Joanna Wolowska, Daniel J. Stone, Anna Collins, Simon Parsons, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Guillem Aromí, Eric J L McInnes, Euan K. Brechin

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    A family of planar disc-like hexa-, octa- and decametallic NiII complexes exhibit dominant ferromagnetic exchange. The deca- and octametallic clusters [NiII10(tmp)2(N3) 8(acac)6(MeOH)6] (1, H3tmp = 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)propane; acac = acetylacetonate) and [Ni II8(thme)2(O2CPh) 4(Cl)6(MeCN)6(H2O)2] (2, H3thme = 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)ethane) represent rare examples of NiII-based single-molecule magnets, and [NiII 10] (1) possesses the largest barrier to magnetisation reversal of any NiII single-molecule magnet to date. © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12389-12398
    Number of pages9
    JournalChemistry - A European Journal
    Issue number45
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Cluster compounds
    • Magnetic properties
    • Nickel
    • Single-molecule magnets
    • Tripodal ligands


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