Ferromagnetic NiII discs

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  • External authors:
  • Richard T W Scott
  • Leigh F. Jones
  • Ian S. Tidmarsh
  • Barbara Breeze
  • Rebecca H. Laye
  • Joanna Wolowska
  • Daniel J. Stone
  • Anna Collins
  • Simon Parsons
  • Wolfgang Wernsdorfer
  • Guillem Aromí
  • Euan K. Brechin


A family of planar disc-like hexa-, octa- and decametallic NiII complexes exhibit dominant ferromagnetic exchange. The deca- and octametallic clusters [NiII10(tmp)2(N3) 8(acac)6(MeOH)6] (1, H3tmp = 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)propane; acac = acetylacetonate) and [Ni II8(thme)2(O2CPh) 4(Cl)6(MeCN)6(H2O)2] (2, H3thme = 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)ethane) represent rare examples of NiII-based single-molecule magnets, and [NiII 10] (1) possesses the largest barrier to magnetisation reversal of any NiII single-molecule magnet to date. © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12389-12398
Number of pages9
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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