A high anisotropy barrier in a sulfur-bridged organodysprosium single-molecule magnet

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  • External authors:
  • Charlene A. Smith
  • Michael Bodensteiner
  • Liviu Ungur
  • Liviu F. Chibotaru
  • David Collison
  • Richard A. Layfield


The sulfur-bridged dimers [{Cp' 2Ln(μ-SSiPh 3)} 2] (Ln=Gd (1), Dy (2); Cp'=η 5-C 5H 4Me) were synthesized by the transmetalation reactions between [Cp' 3Ln] and Ph 3SiSLi. Compound 2 is a single-molecule magnet with slow relaxation of magnetization up to 40 K and an anisotropy barrier of U eff=133 cm -1. Insight into the SMM properties of 2 and closely related SMMs has been obtained using ab initio calculations. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6976-6980
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2012

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