Magnetic Properties of a Terbium–[1]Ferrocenophane Complex: Analogies between Lanthanide–Ferrocenophane and Lanthanide–Bis‐phthalocyanine Complexes Academic Article uri icon


  • A rare example of an organometallic terbium single-ion magnet is reported. A Tb3+ -[1]ferrocenophane complex displays a larger barrier to magnetization reversal than its isostructural Dy3+ analogue, which is reminiscent of trends observed for lanthanide-bis-phthalocyanine complexes. Detailed ab initio calculations support the experimental observations and suggest a significantly larger ground-state stabilization for the non-Kramers ion Tb3+ in the Tb complex than for the Kramers-ion Dy3+ in the Dy complex.

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  • 1.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Latendresse, T. P., Vieru, V., Wilkins, B. O., Bhuvanesh, N. S., Chibotaru, L. F., & Nippe, M.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • July 2018