Introducing Dimensionality to the Archetypical Mn12 Single-Molecule Magnet: A Family of [Mn12]n Chains

Sergio A. Corrales, University of North Florida
John M. Cain, University of North Florida
Kelley A. Uhlig, University of North Florida
Andrew M. Mowson, University of Florida
Constantina Papatriantafyllopoulou, University of Cyprus
Marcus K. Peprah, University of Florida
Andrew Ozarowski, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Anastasios J. Tasiopoulos, University of Cyprus
George Christou, University of Florida
Mark W. Meisel, University of Florida
Christos Lampropoulos, University of North Florida


The [Mn12O12(O2CR)16(L4)] family (R = various; L = terminal ligand) of clusters holds a special place in molecular magnetism; they are the most well-studied single-molecule magnets (SMMs). Targeted linkage of these SMMs has now been achieved for the first time. The resulting chain structures have been confirmed crystallographically, and the magnetic properties, up to 1.14 GPa, and high-field electron paramagnetic resonance spectra have been collected and analyzed.