A double-dysprosocenium single-molecule magnet bound together with neutral ligands

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  • External authors:
  • Peter Evans
  • Conrad Alexander Phillip Goodwin
  • Fabrizio Ortu


A dinuclear dysprosocenium dication has been synthesised that is bound together by weak interactions between {Dy(Cp*)2}+ fragments and neutral NEt3AlMe3 molecules. The axiality of the Dy3+ crystal fields are perturbed by these equatorial interactions but a relatively large effective barrier to magnetisation reversal of 860(60) cm–1 and magnetic hysteresis up to 12 K are observed.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date16 Apr 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Apr 2020