A Three-Dimensional Ferrimagnet Composed of Mixed-Valence Mn4 Clusters Linked by an {Mn[N(CN)2]6}4- Unit

Hitoshi Miyasaka, Kazuya Nakata, Ken Ichi Sugiura, Masahiro Yamashita, Rodolphe Clérac

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A ferrimagnet with a 3D molecular network (depicted) has been synthesized and characterized. The compound is composed of units of mixed-valence Mn 4 clusters, a unit that is well known for its single-molecule magnet properties, and MnII paramagnetic units. Both building blocks are linked by a dicyanamide bridging ligand to form a covalently bonded three-dimensional network. The compound becomes a ferrimagnet at 4.1 K that exhibits a spin-flip phenomenon under the influence of a magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-711
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 30
Externally publishedYes


  • Cluster compounds
  • Coordination modes
  • Coordination polymers
  • Magnetic properties
  • Manganese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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