Switching on single-molecule magnet properties of homoleptic sandwich tris(pyrazolyl)borate dysprosium(iii) cations via intermolecular dipolar coupling. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two new homoleptic DyIII compounds [Dy(TpMe2)2][DyCl3(TpMe2)]CH2Cl2 (1) and [Dy(TpMe2)2]I (3) as well as a heteroleptic (NMe4)[DyCl3(TpMe2)] (2) (TpMe2 = tris(3,5-dimethylpyrazolyl)borate) species are reported. Magnetic studies revealed that 1 is a single-molecule magnet (SMM) with an energy barrier of Ueff = 80.7 K with 0 = 6.2 10-7 s under a zero applied field. Compound 3 exhibits a Ueff of 13.5 K with 0 = 1.6 10-6 s under a 0.08 T applied field. Ab initio CASSCF + RASSI-SO calculations were performed to further investigate the magnetic behavior of complexes 1-3. The results support experimental magnetic data for 1 and 3 and indicate that an intermolecular dipolar interaction of (zJ = -0.1 cm-1) is responsible for the SMM behavior of 1.

published proceedings

  • Dalton Trans

author list (cited authors)

  • Alexandropoulos, D. I., Vignesh, K. R., Xie, H., & Dunbar, K. R.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019 11:11 AM