Enforcing Ising-like magnetic anisotropy via trigonal distortion in the design of a W(v)-Co(ii) cyanide single-chain magnet. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new octacyanotungstate(v) based single chain magnet {[(Tpm)Co(DMF)W(CN)8]2[Co(DMF)4]2DMF} n (1, Tpm = 1,1,1-trispyrazoylmethane), with an effective barrier of 39.7(3) cm-1 is reported. The Ising-like magnetic anisotropy of the chain originates from the nearly parallel local orientations of the Co(ii) ions with the source of the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy being a trigonal distortion of the octahedral environment with the fac-tridentate capping Tpm ligand.

published proceedings

  • Chem Sci

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Y., Dolinar, B. S., Liu, S., Brown, A. J., Zhang, X., Wang, Z., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Yuan-Zhu||Dolinar, Brian S||Liu, Shihao||Brown, Andrew J||Zhang, Xuan||Wang, Zhao-Xi||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • January 2018