Mononuclear Clusterfullerene Single-Molecule Magnet Containing Strained Fused-Pentagons Stabilized by a Nearly Linear Metal Cyanide Cluster

Fupin Liu, Song Wang, Cong Li Gao, Qingming Deng, Xianjun Zhu, Aram Kostanyan, Rasmus Westerstroem, Fei Jin, Su Yuan Xie, Alexey A. Popov, Thomas Greber, Shangfeng Yang

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Abstract

Fused-pentagons results in an increase of local steric strain according to the isolated pentagon rule (IPR), and for all reported non-IPR clusterfullerenes multiple (two or three) metals are required to stabilize the strained fused-pentagons, making it difficult to access the single-atom properties. Herein, we report the syntheses and isolations of novel non-IPR mononuclear clusterfullerenes MNC@C76 (M=Tb, Y), in which one pair of strained fused-pentagon is stabilized by a mononuclear cluster. The molecular structures of MNC@C76 (M=Tb, Y) were determined unambiguously by single-crystal
X-ray diffraction, featuring a non-IPR C2v(19138)-C76 cage entrapping a nearly linear MNC cluster, which is remarkably different from the triangular MNC cluster within the reported analogous clusterfullerenes based on IPR-obeying C82 cages. The TbNC@C76 molecule is found to be a field-induced singlemolecule magnet (SMM).
Original languageEnglish
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume129
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1856-1860
ISSN1433-7851
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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