A comparative study of magnetization dynamics in dinuclear dysprosium complexes featuring bridging chloride or trifluoromethanesulfonate ligands. Academic Article uri icon


  • We utilized a rigid ligand platform PyCp22- (PyCp22- = [2,6-(CH2C5H3)2C5H3N]2-) to isolate dinuclear Dy3+ complexes [(PyCp2)Dy-(-O2SOCF3)]2 (1) and [(PyCp2)Dy-(-Cl)]2 (3) as well as the mononuclear complex (PyCp2)Dy(OSO2CF3)(thf) (2). Compounds 1 and 2 are the first examples of organometallic Dy3+ complexes featuring triflate binding. The isolation of compounds 1 and 3 allows us to comparatively evaluate the effects of the bridging anions on the magnetization dynamics of the dinuclear systems. Our investigations show that although the exchange coupling interactions differ for 1 and 3, the dynamic magnetic properties are dominated by relaxation via the first excited state Kramers doublet of the individual Dy sites. Compounds 1 and 3 exhibit barriers to magnetization reversal (Ueff = 49 cm-1) that can be favorably compared to those of the previously reported examples of [Cp2Dy(-Cl)]2 (Ueff = 26 cm-1) and [Cp2Dy(thf)(-Cl)]2 (Ueff = 34 cm-1).

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Burns, C. P., Wilkins, B. O., Dickie, C. M., Latendresse, T. P., Vernier, L., Vignesh, K. R., Bhuvanesh, N. S., & Nippe, M.

citation count

  • 24

publication date

  • January 2017