Ground state spin-switching via targeted structural distortion: twisted single-molecule magnets from derivatised salicylaldoximes

Constantinos J. Milios, Stergios Piligkos, Euan K. Brechin

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Abstract / Description of output

The use of derivatised salicylaldoximes in Mn chemistry has led to the isolation of a plethora of beautiful new SMMs ranging in nuclearity from three to eight and with spin ground states as large as S = 12-including a Mn-6 complex with the largest energy barrier to magnetisation reversal yet reported. The deliberate chemically-induced structural distortion of the [ Mn6] molecule allows the isolation of analogous family members displaying remarkably different magnetic properties and this in turn allows for a rare semi-quantitative magneto-structural correlation which enables prediction of the magnetic properties of new family members.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1809-1817
Number of pages9
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • CLUSTERS
  • FAMILY
  • COMPLEXES
  • DIMER
  • SMM

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