A centrosymmetric rectangular complex [Dy4Cu] was prepared from dysprosium(III) 1,1,1,5,5,5-hexafluoropentane-2,4-dionate and copper(II) dimethylglyoximate. From magnetic studies, the Dy magnetic moments are all aligned parallel at the ground state via antiferromagnetic superexchange interaction with the central Cu spin. In pulsed-field magnetization measurements at 0.5 K, complex [Dy4Cu] exhibited magnetization steps with hysteresis, which is typical of a single-molecule magnet. This behavior is explained in terms of a simple Ising model together with well-defined Dy-Cu exchange coupling (-0.64 K).
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