Supramolecular “Double-Propeller” Dimers of Hexanuclear CuII/LnIII Complexes: A {Cu3Dy3}2 Single-Molecule Magnet


  • This work was supported by the DFG Center for Functional Nanostructures and MAGMANet (Grant NMP3-CT-2005-515767). G.N. is grateful to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for financial support.


Propelling magnetism: Supramolecular organization leads to a remarkable dodecanuclear {Cu3Dy3}2 cluster with a “double–propeller” shape (see picture). The linkages of the CuDy units, both intramolecular and supramolecular, appear to be responsible for a drastic change in the single molecule magnetic behavior.

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