A nanosized decacopper(II) cluster complex was synthesized using p-tert-butylthiacalixarene as a ligand. In the complex, the calixarene assumes a "pinched cone" conformation and acts as an undecadentate ligand via six phenoxy oxygen and five sulfur atoms. The resulting pentacopper(II) subunits are connected by two hydroxo and two oxo groups to form decacappoer(II) cluster core. The core structure remains intact in alcoholic solution as shown by ESI MS. The temperature dependence of χmT clearly shows ferromagnetic behavior of the core due to orthogonality between two adjoining magnetic orbitals of copper(II) ions.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry