Trigonal bipyramidal CoDy3 cluster exhibiting single-molecule magnet behavior.


Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces and Department of Chemistry, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, 361005, China. [Email] [Email]


A heterometallic 3d-4f compound formulated as {[CoIII2Dy3Na(CH3CH2COO)6(OH)6(NO3)4(H2O)2]·H2O}n (1) has been synthesized and structurally characterized. The Co2Dy3 metal core adopts trigonal bipyramidal (TBP) geometry. Compound 1 displays single-molecule magnet behavior with an energy barrier of 60.3 K under a zero dc field.

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