Advanced Functional Materials

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22_05i/2012Single-Molecule Magnets: Electrostatic Anchoring of Mn4 Single-Molecule Magnets onto Chemically Modified Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes (Adv. Funct. Mater. 5/2012)

Attractive electrostatic interactions enable the grafting of cationic single-molecule magnets (SMMs) to the surface of chemically modified anionic multi-walled carbon nanotubes. As reported on page 979 by Eugenio Coronado, Carlos Martí-Gastaldo, and co-workers, physical measurements indicate that the chemical nature of the SMM unit remains intact, whereas its magnetic response is significantly affected by the grafting process, likely due to surface effects.

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