Making 'wheels' and 'cubes' from triangles

R.T.W. Scott, C.J. Milios, D. Lifford, S. Parsons, E.K. Brechin, A. Vinslava, G. Christou, W. Wernsdorfer

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The formation of a [Mn ] 'wheel' or a [Mn ] 'cube' containing idential builiding blocks using trinagular units, H thme and H tmp, directed by the presence of tripodal alcohol self-assemble was analyzed. It was observed that a dramatic change occur in the nature of the product when performing identical reactions with H thme and H tmp. It was shown that despite the major topological difference between the two compounds, a [Mn ] 'wheel' or a [Mn ] 'cube', the building blocks of each are identical. It was found that both he compounds have spin ground states of S ≅, but spin states as large as S = 36 and S = 48 can be stabilized upon application of much stronger fields.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3161-3163
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006


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