[Mn4(hmp)6(CH3CN)2(H 2O)4]4+: A new single-molecule magnet with the highest blocking temperature in the Mn4/hmp family of compounds

Lollita Lecren, Yang Guang Li, Wolfgang Wernsdorfer, Olivier Roubeau, Hitoshi Miyasaka, Rodolphe Clérac

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A new MnIII/MnII tetranuclear complex, [Mn 4(hmp)6(CH3CN)2(H2O) 4](ClO4)4 • 2CH3CN (1) has been synthesized from the reaction of 2-hydroxymethylpyridine (Hhmp) with Mn(ClO4)2 • 6H2O in the presence of tetraethylammonium hydroxide. Structural characterization of 1 by X-ray diffraction on single crystal shows that Mn ions are arranged in a double-cuboidal fashion where Mn2+ are hepta-coordinated and Mn 3+ centers hexa-coordinated. Magnetic properties have been studied and reveal that 1 behaves as a Single-Molecule Magnet (SMM) appearing at the highest temperature known in the Mn4/hmp family.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-630
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic properties
  • Manganese complexes
  • Single-Molecule Magnet
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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