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Science China Chemistry

, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 997–1003 | Cite as

One-dimensional lanthanide complexes bridged by nitronyl nitroxide radical ligands with non-chelating nitrogen donors: Structure and magnetic characterization

  • RuiNa Liu
  • Peng Hu
  • LiCun LiEmail author
  • DaiZheng Liao
  • Jean-Pascal Sutter
Articles Special Topic · Molecular Magnetism

Abstract

A series of new lanthanide-radical complexes [{Ln(hfac)3}2(NITPhIM)2] (Ln = Nd (1), Eu (2), Tb (3), Er (4); hfac = hexafluoroacetylacetonate; NITPhIM = 2-[4-(1-imidazole)phenyl]-4,4,5,5-tetramethylimidazoline-1-oxyl-3-oxide) have been prepared and characterized. Single crystal X-ray diffraction analyses reveal that these complexes are isostructural with one-dimensional chain structures. These consist in Ln(hfac)3 units bridged by the paramagnetic ligands by the means of coordination of their nitronyl nitroxide groups and imidazole rings. Interestingly, each Ln ion is either bound to two nitronyl nitroxide groups or to two imidazole units, and the different Ln centers alternate along the chain. Magnetic studies show that complex 3 exhibits a single-chain magnet behavior.

Keywords

nitronyl nitroxide radical lanthanide crystal structure single-chain magnets 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • RuiNa Liu
    • 1
  • Peng Hu
    • 1
  • LiCun Li
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • DaiZheng Liao
    • 1
  • Jean-Pascal Sutter
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry, Department of ChemistryNankai UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.Tianjin Key Laboratory of Metal and Molecule-based Material ChemistryNankai UniversityTianjinChina
  3. 3.UPS, INPT; LCCUniversité de ToulouseToulouseFrance

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