Núria Aliaga-Alcalde

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The coordination chemistry of the new curcuminoid ligand, 1,7-(di-9-anthracene-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione), abbreviated 9Accm has been studied, resulting in two new copper-9Accm compounds. Compound 1, [Cu(phen)Cl(9Accm)], was synthesized by reacting 9Accm with [Cu(phen)Cl(2)] in a 1:1 ratio (M:L) and compound 2, [Cu(9Accm)(2)], was prepared from Cu(OAc)(2)(More)
We report on a method to fabricate and measure gateable molecular junctions that are stable at room temperature. The devices are made by depositing molecules inside a few-layer graphene nanogap, formed by feedback controlled electroburning. The gaps have separations on the order of 1-2 nm as estimated from a Simmons model for tunneling. The molecular(More)
In the following article the coordination properties of a recently reported curcuminoid 9Accm (9Accm = 1,7-(di-9-anthracene)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione) with Zn(II) are reported. Preparation, crystal structure, and fluorescence spectroscopic studies of [Zn(II)(9Accm)(2)(py)] (1) are presented, as well as preliminary AFM and confocal microscopy studies on(More)
Various present and future specialized applications of magnets require monodisperse, small magnetic particles, and the discovery of molecules that can function as nanoscale magnets was an important development in this regard. These molecules act as single-domain magnetic particles that, below their blocking temperature, exhibit magnetization hysteresis, a(More)
A multi- high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance method is used to probe the magnetic excitations of a dimer of single-molecule magnets. The measured spectra display well-resolved quantum transitions involving coherent superposition states of both molecules. The behavior may be understood in terms of an isotropic superexchange coupling between pairs(More)
Magnetic anisotropy is the property that confers to the spin a preferred direction that could be not aligned with an external magnetic field. Molecules that exhibit a high degree of magnetic anisotropy can behave as individual nanomagnets in the absence of a magnetic field, due to their predisposition to maintain their inherent spin direction. Until now, it(More)
We report on the fabrication of hybrid molecular devices employing multi-layer graphene (MLG) flakes which are patterned with a constriction using a helium ion microscope or an oxygen plasma etch. The patterning step allows for the localization of a few-nanometer gap, created by electroburning, that can host single molecules or molecular ensembles. By(More)
The multifunctional behavior of two mononuclear lanthanide compounds attached to a curcuminoid called 9 Accm has been investigated. The results show that [Dy(9 Accm)(2)(NO(3))(dmf)(2)] Yb(9 Accm)(3)(py)] behaves as a single-ion magnet and that both compounds display luminescent responses and exhibit affinity for graphite surfaces (see figure).
The work in this paper presents the syntheses, structures, and magnetic properties of three end-to-end (EE) azide/cyanate-bridged copper(II) compounds [Cu(II)L(1)(μ(1,3)-NCO)](n)·2nH(2)O (1), [Cu(II)L(1)(μ(1,3)-N(3))](n)·2nH(2)O (2), and [Cu(II)L(2)(μ(1,3)-N(3))](n) (3), where the ligands used to achieve these species, HL(1) and HL(2), are the tridentate(More)