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The synthesis and characterisation of polymetallic transition metal complexes towards single-molecule magnets

Graham, Kristoffer (2009) The synthesis and characterisation of polymetallic transition metal complexes towards single-molecule magnets. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterisation of sixteen new complexes are reported. The use of the ligand edte (((HOCH2CH2)2NCH2CH2N(CH2CH2OH)2)), H4L1) has resulted in five new iron complexes. Two Fe6 complexes and an Fe3 complex display non-zero ground states of S = 5 and S = 3 respectively. An Fe12 complex which displays a unique cluster topology and an Fe2 dimer are also reported, both with a ground state S = 0. A further six new iron clusters are reported using bicine (((HOCH2CH2)2N(CH2COOH)), H3L2). Two homeo-structural Fe6 complexes display spin ground states of S = 5 and S = 4, whereas a mixed-valence Fe6 cluster has a ground state of S = 3 and a large magnetic anisotropy. Further measurements are needed below 1.8 K to confirm any SMM behaviour. In addition an Fe12 cluster with a unique core topology possesses a spin ground state of S = 0. Two remaining Fe6 clusters are still to be magnetically characterised. The final three iron complexes are reported using the ligand tricine (((HOCH2)3CNHCH2COOH)H4L3). Fe9 posesses a ground state S = 11/2. Magnetic characterisation of Fe7 and Fe12 complexes are still needed to determine the spin ground state of these clusters. Two new Cr(III) clusters are reported using bis-tris (((HOCH2)3CN(CH2CH2OH)2), H4L4), the first a simple monomer and the second a Cr4 tetramer characterised with a spin ground state S = 0.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Single Molecule Magnets, Polymetallic Transition Metal Complexes, Magnetism, Coordination Complexes
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Supervisor's Name: Murrie, Dr. Mark
Date of Award: 2009
Depositing User: Mr Kristoffer Graham
Unique ID: glathesis:2009-1351
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 15:45
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/1351

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