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Cl–‑Templated Assembly of Novel Peanut-like Ln40Ni44 Heterometallic Clusters Exhibiting a Large Magnetocaloric Effect
journal contributionposted on 2019-08-07, 15:41 authored by Ning-Fang Li, Qing-Fang Lin, Xi-Ming Luo, Jia-Peng Cao, Yan Xu
Two novel and fascinating high-nuclearity lanthanide-transition (4f–3d) heterometallic clusters were obtained based on an anion-template (Cl–) and ligand-controlled approach, formulated as [Gd40Ni44(CO3)12(CH3COO)4(IDA)44(C2O4)(μ2-O)4(μ3-OH)60(μ3-O)6(H2O)12]·Cl10·20H2O (abbreviated as Gd40Ni44, 1) and [Eu40Ni44(CO3)12(CH3COO)6(IDA)44(C2O4)(μ2-O)4(μ3-OH)62(μ3-O)4(H2O)12]·Cl10·23H2O (abbreviated as Eu40Ni44, 2), where H2IDA = iminodiacetic acid and H2C2O4 = oxalic acid. Structural analysis exhibits that the compounds 1 and 2 were both constructed by two enticing bowl-like anion units Ln20Ni22, featuring peanut-like structures. Besides, the assembly of Ln20Ni22 was templated by five Cl– ions. Magnetically, compound 1 shows a significant magnetocaloric effect, with −ΔSm = 36.05 J kg–1 K–1 at 3 K for ΔH = 7 T.
compound 1H 2 C 2 O 4peanut-like structuresOHLn 20 Ni 22ligand-controlled approach7 TNovel Peanut-like Ln 40 Ni 44 Heterometallic Clusters ExhibitingCOOLarge Magnetocaloric EffectCHCOGd 40 Ni 44magnetocaloric effectiminodiacetic acidoxalic acid3 KStructural analysis exhibitscompounds 1Δ Hbowl-like anion units Ln 20 Ni 22Eu 40 Ni 44H 2 IDA