Equatorially coordinated lanthanide single ion magnets.

  title={Equatorially coordinated lanthanide single ion magnets.},
  author={Peng Zhang and Li Zhang and Chao Wang and Shufang Xue and Shuang-Yan Lin and Jinkui Tang},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={136 12},
The magnetic relaxation dynamics of low-coordinate Dy(III) and Er(III) complexes, namely three-coordinate ones with an equatorially coordinated triangle geometry and five-coordinate ones with a trigonal bipyramidal geometry, have been exploited for the first time. The three-coordinate Er-based complex is the first equatorially coordinated mononuclear Er-based single-molecule magnet (SMM) corroborating that simple models can effectively direct the design of target SMMs incorporating 4f-elements. 

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