Remote control of SMM behaviour via DTE ligands

Goulven Cosquer, Brian K. Breedlove, Masahiro Yamashita

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Chemists and physicists are continuously working to understand the mechanisms controlling molecular magnetism, especially single-molecule magnetism, to improve the magnetic properties, such as the blocking temperature. With the current research focused on preparing molecular devices, methods to control the components of the devices are necessary. Extensive research has shown that stimuli, such as light, electric current, etc., can be used to change the properties of the molecules making up the devices. Bis(carboxylato)dithienylethene (DTE) derivatives can be photo-isomerized between open and closed forms, i.e., unconjugated and π-conjugated forms, and because of the carboxylate groups, it can be used to link 3d and/or 4f metal ions. Herein the use of DTE ligands to remotely control the magnetic properties of single-molecule magnets is discussed. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2936-2942
Number of pages7
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Feb 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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