Modulating Slow Magnetic Relaxation of Dysprosium Compounds through the Position of Coordinating Nitrate Group.

Author(s) Ma, F.; Chen, Q.; Xiong, J.; Sun, H.L.; Zhang, Y.Q.; Gao, S.
Journal Inorg Chem
Date Published 2017 Nov 06

A chain complex [Dy(L)(NO3)2CH3OH]n (1) and a dinuclear compound [Dy2(L)2(NO3)4(CH3OH)2]·2CH3OH (2) were synthesized by the assembly of a novel pyridine-N-oxide-containing ligand with dysprosium nitrate under different reaction temperatures, where two coordinating nitrates are located in para or ortho position with respect to each other around dysprosium ions. Magnetic studies indicate that the chain complex with two para-coordinating nitrates shows fast quantum tunnelling of the magnetization under zero direct-current field, while the dinuclear complex with two ortho-coordinating nitrates exhibits a thermal-activated process with an effective energy barrier of 51 K. Theoretical and magneto-structural correlation studies indicate that position change of coordinating nitrates can significantly modulate the crystal field around dysprosium ion and further lead to their different relaxation behaviors.

DOI 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b02162
ISSN 1520-510X
Citation Inorg Chem. 2017;56(21):1343013436.

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