Abstracts 2005

Abstract of Publication No. 524

Andreas Sieber, Dolos Foguet-Albiol, Oliver Waldmann, Stefan T. Ochsenbein, Roland Bircher, George Christou, Felix Fernandez-Alonso, Hannu Mutka and Hans U. Güdel
Direct Determination of the Anisotropy and Exchange Splittings in the Dimeric Single-Molecule Magnet [Mn4O3Cl4(O2CEt)3(py)3]2·8MeCN by Inelastic Neutron Scattering
Inorg. Chem. 44, 6771-6776 (2005)      Full Text (PDF)      DOI-Link     

Abstract: Energy splittings resulting from anisotropy and exchange interactions in the dimer of single-molecule magnets [Mn4O3Cl4(O2CEt)3(py)3]2·8MeCN are determined for both an undeuterated and a partially deuterated sample using inelastic neutron scattering. The antiferromagnetic (AF) exchange coupling between the two Mn4 subunits strongly depends on their separation. The Cl···Cl distance between the two subunits can be modified either by exchanging the solvent of crystallization or by deuteration of the C-H···Cl hydrogen bonds. The exchange of acetonitrile for n-hexane leads to a five times greater shortening of the Cl···Cl separation than does full deuteration of all the hydrogen bonds. As a result, the AF exchange coupling constants between the subunits are 0.0073(4) and 0.0103(9) meV in the samples with acetonitrile and n-hexane solvent molecules, respectively, in the crystal structure. On the other hand, the effect of C-H···Cl deuteration on the AF exchange coupling is not detectable within the experimental accuracy of INS.

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