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Syntheses, Structure, and Magnetic Properties of New 3d–4f Heterometallic Hydroxysulfates Ln2Cu(SO4)2(OH)4 (Ln = Sm, Eu, Tb, or Dy) with a Two-Dimensional Triangle Network

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posted on 2015-06-03, 00:00 authored by Yingying Tang, Meiyan Cui, Wenbin Guo, Suyun Zhang, Ming Yang, Zhangzhen He
A series of 3d–4f hydroxysulfates Ln2Cu­(SO4)2(OH)4 (Ln = Sm, Eu, Tb, or Dy) have been successfully obtained by the conventional hydrothermal method. These compounds crystallize in the monoclinic system in space group P21/c, showing a layered structure. The layers are built by the LnO9 polyhedra and CuO4 planar squares, which are separated by SO42– tetrahedra. The topological structure of Sm3+ ions shows a distorted honeycomb lattice, while Cu2+ ions are located at the center of a honeycomb framework forming a triangle lattice. Magnetic measurements reveal that the isostructural Ln2Cu­(SO4)2(OH)4 exhibits different magnetic behaviors at low temperatures, which may be attributed to the different contribution of 3d–4f couplings.