Ferromagnetism in one-dimensional vanadium-benzene sandwich clusters

Ken Miyajima, Atsushi Nakajima, Satoshi Yabushita, Mark B. Knickelbein, Koji Kaya

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A molecular beam of multilayer vanadium-benzene organometallic complexes V n(C 6H 6) m was produced by a laser vaporization synthesis method. The magnetic moments of the complexes were measured by a molecular beam magnetic deflection technique, and were found to increase with the number of vanadium atoms in the cluster, showing that the unpaired electrons, which occupy the nonbonding d σ orbitals localized on the metal atoms, couple ferromagnetically. These sandwich species represent a new class of one-dimensional molecular magnets in which the transition metal atoms are formally zerovalent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13202-13203
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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