Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of square-planar chromium(II) complexes revealed by magnetic and HF-EPR studies

Yi Fei Deng, Tian Han, Zhenxing Wang, Zhongwen Ouyang, Bing Yin, Zhiping Zheng, J. Krzystek, Yan Zhen Zheng

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Two mononuclear square-planar Cr(ii) complexes are reported, exhibiting field-induced slow magnetic relaxation. The axial zero-field splitting parameter was unambiguously determined by both a high-frequency/field electron paramagnetic resonance (HF-EPR) technique and magnetic measurements. This result represents the first observed single-molecule-magnet behavior in the square planar coordination geometry of any metal ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17688-17691
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number100
StatePublished - 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys

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