Strong direct exchange coupling and single-molecule magnetism in indigo-bridged lanthanide dimers

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  • Authors:
  • Fu Sheng Guo
  • Richard A. Layfield


The synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the indigo-bridged dilanthanide complexes [{(η5-Cp*)2Ln}2(μ-ind)]n- with Ln = Gd or Dy and n = 0, 1 or 2 are described. The gadolinium complexes with n = 0 and 2 show typically weak exchange coupling, whereas the complex bridged by the radical [ind]3- ligand shows an unusually large coupling constant of J = -11 cm-1 (-2J formalism). The dysprosium complexes with n = 0 and 1 are single-molecule magnets in zero applied field, whereas the complex with n = 2 does not show slow magnetic relaxation.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3130-3133
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number21
Early online date23 Feb 2017
StatePublished - 2017