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A New Family of Nonanuclear Lanthanide Clusters Displaying Magnetic and Optical Properties

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posted on 21.11.2011, 00:00 by Dimitris I. Alexandropoulos, Shreya Mukherjee, Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, Catherine P. Raptopoulou, Vassilis Psycharis, Vlasoula Bekiari, George Christou, Theocharis C. Stamatatos
The initial employment of 2-(hydroxymethyl)­pyridine in 4f metal chemistry has afforded a new family of LnIII9 clusters with a sandglass-like topology and dual physical properties; the DyIII member shows single-molecule magnetism behavior, while the EuIII analogue exhibits intense red photoluminescence.