Journal article

Slow magnetisation relaxation in tetraoxolene-bridged rare earth complexes

Maja A Dunstan, Elodie Rousset, Marie-Emmanuelle Boulon, Robert W Gable, Lorenzo Sorace, Colette Boskovic

DALTON TRANSACTIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2017

Abstract

Three families of tetraoxolene-bridged dinuclear rare earth (RE) complexes have been synthesised and characterised, with general formula [((HB(pz)3)2RE)2(μ-tetraoxolene)] (HB(pz)3- = hydrotris(pyrazolyl)borate; tetraoxolene = chloranilate (1-RE), the dianionic form of 2,5-dihydroxy-1,4-benzoquinone (2-RE), or its 3,6-dimethyl analogue (3-RE)). In each case, the bridging tetraoxolene ligand is in the diamagnetic dianionic form and species with selected lanthanoid(iii) ions from Eu(iii) to Yb(iii) have been obtained, as well as the diamagnetic Y(iii) analogues. Use of the 3,6-dimethyl substituted tetraoxolene ligand (Me2-dhbq2-) has also afforded the two byproducts [((HB(pz)3)(MeOH)(B(OMe)4)Y)..

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