Journal of Cluster Science

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 25–30 | Cite as

Structure and Magnetic Properties of a 3d–4f-Doped Hexagonal Heterometallic Cluster

  • Qi-Zhen Yang
  • Min-Jia Zheng
  • Hua-Hong ZouEmail author
  • Hai-Ling Wang
  • Dong-Cheng LiuEmail author
  • Yan-Cheng LiuEmail author
  • Fu-Pei Liang
Original Paper


2-(2,3-Dihydroxpropyliminomethyl)6-methoxyphenol (H3L), trimethylacetic acid (Hpiv), Dy(NO3)3·6H2O and Co(NO3)2·6H2O were reacted at 80 °C to obtain a heterometallic hexanuclear cluster [Dy2Co4(L)2(μ3-OH)2(piv)8]·2Hpiv·2H2O (1). X-ray crystallographic study reveals that complex 1 displays a central planar butterfly motif consisting of the Dy 2 III Co 2 II , with another two CoII ions ‘‘capping’’ around the periphery of the butterfly. Magnetic studies suggest that 1 displays little out-of-phase component of the ac-susceptibilities in zero dc-field, and observed weak imaginary component.


Hexanuclear cluster Heterometallic Crystal structure Magnetic properties 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 21601038 and 51572050), Guangxi Natural Science Foundation (Nos. 2015GXNSFDA139007 and 2016GXNSFAA380085), Guangxi Key Laboratory of Electrochemical and Magnetochemical Functional Materials (EMFM20162107).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of Medicinal Resources, School of Chemistry and PharmacyGuangxi Normal UniversityGuilinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Guangxi Key Laboratory of Electrochemical and Magnetochemical Functional Materials, College of Chemistry and BioengineeringGuilin University of TechnologyGuilinPeople’s Republic of China

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