Polyoxometalate-mediated self-assembly of single-molecule magnets: {[XW9O34]2[MnIII4Mn II2O4(H2O)4]} 12-

Chris Ritchie, Alan Ferguson, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Haralampos N. Miras, Yu Fei Song, De Liang Long, Eric Burkholder, Mark Murrie, Paul Kögerler, Euan K. Brechin, Leroy Cronin

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Last night of the POMs: The title compound (X = GeIV) exhibits slow relaxation of magnetization and quantum tunneling with a single-molecule magnetic behavior. Significant structural differences in the [Mn III4MnII2O4(H 2O)4]8+ cluster core of the X = SiIV analogue modify the magnetic properties, thereby illustrating how polyoxometalate (POM) ligands can help in the systematic construction of nanoscale magnets. (Graph Presented).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5609-5612
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 14


  • Magnetic properties
  • Manganese
  • Mixed-valent compounds
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Single-molecule magnets

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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