Single-Molecule Magnet Behavior with a Single Metal Center Enhanced through Peripheral Ligand Modifications
2011-10-12T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Bis(imino)pyridine pincer ligands in conjunction with two isothiocyanate ligands have been used to prepare two mononuclear Co(II) complexes. Both complexes have a distorted square-pyramidal geometry with the Co(II) centers lying above the basal plane. This leads to significant spin–orbit coupling for the d<sup>7</sup> Co(II) ions and consequently to slow relaxation of the magnetization that is characteristic of Single-Molecule Magnet (SMM) behavior.
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