Field-Induced Slow Relaxation in a Monometallic Manganese(III) Single-Molecule Magnet

Gavin A. Craig, Jonathan J. Marbey, Stephen Hill, Olivier Roubeau, Simon Parsons, Mark Murrie

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High-field electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy shows that the structurally distorted MnIII ion in Na5[Mn(L-tart)2]·12H2O (1; L-tart = L-tartrate) has a significant negative axial zero-field splitting and a small rhombic anisotropy (∼1% of D). Alternating-current magnetic susceptibility measurements demonstrate that 1, which contains isolated MnIII centers, displays slow relaxation of its magnetization under an applied directcurrent magnetic field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-15
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number1
Early online date12 Dec 2014
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2015


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