Single-molecule magnetism in a single-ion triamidoamine uranium(V) terminal mono-oxo complex

David M. King, Floriana Tuna, Jonathan McMaster, William Lewis, Alexander J. Blake, Eric J L McInnes, Stephen T. Liddle

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Single-molecule magnets: Straightforward oxidation of a triamidoamine uranium(III) complex with trimethyl-N-oxide affords a uranium(V) terminal mono-oxo complex which is the first clear-cut example of a uranium(V) single-molecule magnet (SMM). This monometallic complex unambiguously shows that a strongly axially ligated and thus anisotropic ligand field can be used to overcome the limited magnetic anisotropy of uranium(V). Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4921-4924
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2013


  • magnetism
  • single-molecule magnets
  • slow relaxation
  • uranium


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