|Name||Mr. Sergio A. Corrales|
|Organization||University of North Florida|
PUSHING DIOL BRIDGES TO THEIR LIMITS: SYNTHESIS & CHARACTERIZATION OF SINGLE-MOLECULE MAGNET CHAINS, OLIGOMERS, AND NETWORKS
Sergio A. Corrales,1 Taylor A. Jenkins,1 Dana Pistey,1 Eric R. Williams,1 Andrew Mowson,2 Jingwei Zhang,2 Marcus Peprah,3 George Christou,2 Mark W. Meisel,3 Andrew Ozarowski,4 Christos Lampropoulos1,*
1 Department of Chemistry, University of North Florida, Jacksonville FL, 32224, USA.
Today's perpetual need for technology miniaturization necessitates the design of hybrid materials possessing multiple functionalities. Along these lines, we have been investigating a building block approach for introducing additional properties to molecular magnets. With the use of coordination chemistry we were able to build different novel architectures from these zero-dimensional systems, namely the archetypical Mn12 single molecule magnet (SMM). The linkers of choice were neutral diols, and we have investigated bridges with a range of backbone rigidity and size. This investigation resulted in different Mn12-SMM chains, oligomers, and networks, while all the materials were characterized with x-ray crystallography, SQUID magnetometry, and high-field/frequency EPR spectroscopy.