A pentanuclear manganese single-molecule magnet with a large anisotropy

Chen I. Yang, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Gene Hsiang Lee, Hui Lien Tsai

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The reaction of MnCl2·4H2O (1 equiv), salicyladoxime (H2salox) (1 equiv), and NaN3 (1 equiv) in MeOH with NEt4OH (1 equiv) gave (NEt4)3[Mn5O(salox)3(N3)6Cl2] (2) in ∼14% yield. Ferromagnetic exchange between the five Mn ions in 2 leads to an S = 11 ground state and is established as a new single-molecule magnet with an anisotropy energy, Ueff, of 40.3K by frequency dependent out-of-phase alternating current susceptibility signals and temperature and sweep rate dependent hysteresis loops.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)456-457
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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