A pseudo-icosahedral cage {Gd12} based on aminomethylphosphonate

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  • Authors:
  • Zemin Zhang
  • Karzan Zangana
  • Andreas Kostopoulos
  • Ming-Liang Tong
  • Richard Winpenny


Reaction of (aminomethyl)phosphonic acid (ampH2) with a mixture of gadolinium and cobalt pivalates under solvothermal conditions, led to a pseudo-icosahedral cage {Gd12}, which shows a large magnetocaloric effect (MCE).

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9041-9044
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number22
Early online date10 May 2016
StatePublished - 14 Jun 2016