[Mn6] under pressure: A combined crystallographic and magnetic study

Alessandro Prescimone, Constantinos J. Milios, Stephen Moggach, John E. Warren, Alistair R. Lennie, Javier Sanchez-Benitez, Konstantin Kamenev, Roland Bircher, Mark Murrie, Simon Parsons, Euan K. Brechin

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    Folding under pressure: High-pressure crystallography of an Mn6 single-molecule magnet reveals dramatic changes in the intramolecular geometry of the magnetic core (see picture; Mn purple, O red, N blue). These structural changes effect the magnetic properties of the molecule: the magnitude of the ferromagnetic exchange between the metals is decreased, and under extreme pressure switches to antiferromagnetic. (Figure Presented). © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2828-2831
    Number of pages3
    JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
    Issue number15
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2008


    • High-pressure chemistry
    • Magnetic properties
    • Manganese
    • Single-molecule magnets
    • Solid-state structures


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