Inorganic Chemistry

A Double-Dysprosocenium Single-Molecule Magnet Bound Together with Neutral Ligands

David Mills The University of Manchester


A dinuclear dysprosocenium dication has been synthesised that is bound together by weak interactions between {Dy(Cp*)2}+ fragments and neutral NEt3AlMe3 molecules. The axiality of the Dy3+ crystal fields are perturbed by these equatorial interactions but a relatively large effective barrier to magnetisation reversal of 860(60) cm–1 and magnetic hysteresis up to 15 K are observed.


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