Single-molecule magnet properties of a monometallic dysprosium pentalene complex

Alexander F. R. Kilpatrick, Fu-sheng Guo, Benjamin M. Day, Akseli Mansikkamäki, Richard A. Layfield, F. Geoffrey N. Cloke

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    The pentalene-ligated dysprosium complex [(η8-Pn†)Dy(Cp*)] (1Dy) (Pn† = [1,4-(iPr3Si)2C8H4]2−) and its magnetically dilute analogue are single-molecule magnets, with energy barriers of 245 cm−1. Whilst the [Cp*]− ligand in 1Dy provides a strong axial crystal field, the overall axiality of this system is attenuated by the unusual folded structure of the [Pn†]2− ligand.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7085-7088
    JournalChemical Communications
    Issue number51
    Early online date30 May 2018
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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