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Series of Chloranilate-Bridged Dinuclear Lanthanide Complexes: Kramers Systems Showing Field-Induced Slow Magnetic Relaxation

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Fukuoka University, 8-19-1 Nanakuma, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka 814-0180, Japan
Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 6-3 Aza-Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8578, Japan
Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8577, Japan
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin 300350, China
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This manuscript is dedicated to Professor Masahiro Yamashita on the occasion of his 65th birthday for his contributions to the multifunctional nanosciences of advanced coordination compounds.
Magnetochemistry 2019, 5(2), 30;
Received: 26 March 2019 / Revised: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 18 April 2019 / Published: 2 May 2019
A series of chloralilate-bridged dinuclear lanthanide complexes of formula [{LnIII(Tp)2}2(μ-Cl2An)]·2CH2Cl2, where Cl2An2− and Tp represent the chloranilate and hydrotris (pyrazolyl)borate ligands, respectively, and Ln = Gd (1), Tb (2), Ho (3), Er (4), and Yb (5) was synthesized. All five complexes were characterized by an elemental analysis, infrared spectroscopy, single crystal X-ray diffraction, and SQUID measurements. The complexes 15 in the series were all isostructural. A comparison of the temperature dependence of the dc magnetic susceptibility data of these complexes revealed clear differences depending on the lanthanide center. Ac magnetic susceptibility measurements revealed that none of the five complexes exhibited a slow magnetic relaxation under a zero applied dc field. On the other hand, the Kramers systems (complexes 4 and 5) clearly displayed a slow magnetic relaxation under applied dc fields, suggesting field-induced single-molecule magnets that occur through Orbach and Raman relaxation processes. View Full-Text
Keywords: lanthanide ions; slow magnetic relaxation; single-molecule magnets lanthanide ions; slow magnetic relaxation; single-molecule magnets
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Ishikawa, R.; Michiwaki, S.; Noda, T.; Katoh, K.; Yamashita, M.; Kawata, S. Series of Chloranilate-Bridged Dinuclear Lanthanide Complexes: Kramers Systems Showing Field-Induced Slow Magnetic Relaxation. Magnetochemistry 2019, 5, 30.

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