Effects of f-f interactions on the single-molecule magnet properties of terbium(iii)-phthalocyaninato quintuple-decker complexes

Yoji Horii, Keiichi Katoh, Nobuhiro Yasuda, Brian K. Breedlove, Masahiro Yamashita

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Abstract

Single-molecule magnet (SMM) properties of terbium(III)-phthalocyaninato quintuple-decker complex TbCdCdTb were studied and were compared with those of other multiple-decker complexes (triple-decker: TbTb, quadruple-decker: TbCdTb) to elucidate the relationship between magnetic dipole interactions and SMM properties. From X-ray crystallography performed with synchrotron radiation, the TbIII-TbIII distance in TbCdCdTb was determined to be 9.883 Å. From alternating current magnetic studies on TbCdCdTb, the activation energy for spin reversal (Δ) increased with an increase in the direct current magnetic field (Hdc). This behavior is similar to that of TbCdTb, although the increase in Δ for TbCdTb is smaller. On the other hand, for TbTb, which has shortest TbIII-TbIII distance, Δ did not depend on Hdc, indicating that there is a correlation between SMM properties and the strength of the TbIII-TbIII interactions. By comparing the Zeeman diagrams for multiple-decker complexes, we found that the TbIII-TbIII interactions affected the magnetic field regions where quantum tunnelling of the magnetization was active. The results obtained from Zeeman diagrams are consistent with the results obtained from the magnetic studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3297-3305
Number of pages9
JournalInorganic chemistry
Volume54
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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