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Keywords:

  • coordination chemistry;
  • clusters compounds;
  • ligand design;
  • magnetic properties;
  • manganese
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Rational design versus serendipity: The first two high-nuclearity MnII/III clusters with a novel extended bis(phenylpyrazolyl)pyridyl ligand (see graphic) are described in a promising route for the preparation of new magnetic coordination aggregates, differing from conventional methods involving small bridging ligands.