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Title: Single-molecule magnet properties of transition-metal ions encapsulated in lacunary polyoxometalates: a theoretical study
Author: Aravena, Daniel
Venegas-Yazigi, Diego
Ruiz Sabín, Eliseo
Keywords: Anisotropia
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2016
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Abstract: Single-molecule magnet (SMM) properties of transition-metal complexes coordinated to lacunary polyoxo-metalates (POM) are studied by means of state of the art ab initio methodology. Three [M(gamma-SiW10O36)(2)] (M =Mn-III Fe-III, Co-II) complexes synthesized by Sato et al. (Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 4081-4084) are analyzed in detail. SMM properties for the Coll and Mninnsystems can be rationalized due to the presence of low-energy excitations in the case of Co-II, which are much higher in energy in the case of Mn-II. The magnetic behavior of both cases is consistent with simple d-orbital splitting considerations. The case of the Fe-III complex is special, as it presents a sizable demagnetization barrier for a high-spin d(5) configuration, which should be magnetically isotropic. We conclude that a plausible explanation for this behavior is related to the presence of low-lying quartet and doublet states from the iron(III) center. This scenario is supported by ab initio ligand field analysis based on complete active space self-consistent field results, which picture a d-orbital splitting that resembles more a square-planar geometry than an octahedral one, stabilizing lower multiplicity states. This coordination environment is sustained by the rigidity of the POM ligand, which imposes a longer axial bond distance to the inner oxygen atom in comparison to the more external, equatorial donor atoms.
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It is part of: Inorganic Chemistry, 2016, vol. 55, num. 13, p. 6405-6413
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ISSN: 0020-1669
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