Enhanced Single‐Chain Magnet Behavior via Anisotropic Exchange in a Cyano‐Bridged MoIII–MnII Chain Academic Article uri icon


  • Anisotropic magnetic exchange is of great value for the design of high performance molecular nanomagnets. In the present work, enhanced single-chain magnet (SCM) behavior is observed for a MoIII -MnII chain that exhibits anisotropic magnetic exchange. Self-assembly of the pentagonal bipyramidal [Mo(CN)7 ]4- anion and the MnII unit with a tridentate ligand results in a neutral double zigzag 2,4-ribbon structure which exhibits SCM behavior with a high relaxation barrier of 178(4) K. Open magnetic hysteresis loops are observed below 5.2 K, with a coercive field of 1.5 T at 2 K. Interestingly, this SCM can be considered to be a result of a step-wise process based on our previously reported Mn2 Mo single-molecule magnets (SMMs).

altmetric score

  • 1.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Shi, L. e., Shao, D., Wei, X., Dunbar, K. R., & Wang, X.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • April 2020