Heterometallic Ln-Pt complexes, with the formula [Ln2Pt3(H2O)2(SAc)12] (Ln = Ho(1), Er(2); SAc = thioacetate), were synthesized. From natural bond orbital (NBO) and local orbital locator (LOL) analyses and X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) measurements, it was clear that the Ln-Pt interactions or electron polarization occurred. Butterfly-type hysteresis was observed for both 1 and 2. 1 and 2 underwent field-induced slow magnetic relaxation up to 4 K. These magnetic properties were induced by Ln-Pt electron polarization.
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