The first 4d/4f single-molecule magnet containing a {RuIII2DyIII2} core

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  • External authors:
  • Stuart K Langley
  • Daniel P Wielechowski
  • Veacheslav Vieru
  • Boujemaa Moubaraki
  • Liviu F Chibotaru
  • Keith S Murray


We report the synthesis, structure and magnetic properties of the first 4d???4f single-molecule magnet. The complex [RuIII2DyIII2(OMe)2(O2CPh)4(mdea)2(NO3)2] displays a butterfly type core, with an anisotropy barrier of 10.7 cm???1. Ab initio and DFT calculations provide insight into the observed magnetic behaviour.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2044-2047
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015