A symbol approach for classification of molecule-based magnetic materials exemplified by coordination polymers of metal carboxylates

Yan Zhen Zheng, Zhiping Zheng, Xiao Ming Chen

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Abstract

The ever-growing family of molecule-based magnetic materials calls for a systematic classification of these structurally sophisticated and magnetically diverse compounds. Using magnetically active coordination polymers of metal carboxylates as representatives, we propose and illustrate in this review a symbol approach for their organization and categorization. By adopting this approach, the seemingly complex magneto-structural correlations in a wide variety of molecular magnetic materials, including single-molecule magnets, single-chain magnets, geometrically frustrated magnets, and high Curie-temperature magnets, can be readily discerned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Volume258-259
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Coordination polymer
  • Metal carboxylate
  • Molecular magnetism
  • Symbol approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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