Inducing single-molecule magnetism in a family of loop-of-loops aggregates: heterometallic Mn(40)Na(4) clusters and the homometallic Mn(44) analogue.

The syntheses, crystal structures, and magnetic properties of a new family of heterometallic Mn(40)Na(4) and homometallic Mn(44) loop-of-loops aggregates are reported. The reactions of [Mn(3)O(O(2)CMe)(6)(py)(3)]·py with 1,3-propanediol (pdH(2)) and 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (mpdH(2)) in the presence of NaN(3) afforded [Mn(10)Na(μ(3)-O)(2)(O(2)CMe)(13)(pd)(6… (More)