A single-molecule magnet based on heptacyanomolybdate with the highest energy barrier for a cyanide compound. Academic Article uri icon


  • Three trinuclear Mn2Mo molecules based on the orbitally degenerate [Mo(CN)7](4-) anion were prepared, one of which is the first single-molecule magnet (SMM) based on heptacyanomolybdate. The blocking temperature and the energy barrier (U = 40.5 cm(-1)) are records for a cyanide-based SMM. Wide hysteresis loops and sharp quantum tunneling steps were observed from single-crystal measurements.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

altmetric score

  • 4

author list (cited authors)

  • Qian, K., Huang, X., Zhou, C., You, X., Wang, X., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 125

complete list of authors

  • Qian, Kun||Huang, Xing-Cai||Zhou, Chun||You, Xiao-Zeng||Wang, Xin-Yi||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • September 2013