Journal of Structural Chemistry

, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp 584–588 | Cite as

Structure and Magnetic Properties of a New Lattice System of the Heterometallic Decanuclear Ce6Mn4 Aggregate

  • M. N. Akhtar
  • M. A. AlDamenEmail author
  • M. Ikram
  • S. Ali


In this paper, we present a mixed valence fd Ce6Mn 4 III compound having formula [Ce 6 IV Mn 4 III 4-O)43-O)4(O2CtBu)12(ea)4(OAc)4]·H2O (1), which is obtained by the reaction of hydrated lanthanide nitrate, pivalic acid, and ethanolamine in MeCN as a solvent. The single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis demonstrates that the central core consists of an octahedron with four triangular pyramids added to four related faces or as an octahedron encapsulated in a tetragon. The fitting of magnetization data using the anisotropic model gives D = 2.13 cm–1 and g = 1.97 (D is the axial zero-field splitting parameter).


crystal structure heterometallic Ce–MnIII cluster magnetic properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. N. Akhtar
    • 1
  • M. A. AlDamen
    • 2
    Email author
  • M. Ikram
    • 3
  • S. Ali
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciencethe University of JordanAmmanJordan
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryAbdul Wali Khan UniversityMardanPakistan
  4. 4.School of ChemistryUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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