A 48-metal cluster exhibiting a large magnetocaloric effect

Jun Bo Peng, Qian Chong Zhang, Xiang Jian Kong, Yan Ping Ren, La Sheng Long, Rong Bin Huang, Lan Sun Zheng, Zhiping Zheng

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A tubelike metal cluster containing 36 Gd and 12 Ni atoms was obtained by anion-templated self-assembly of the metal ions (see picture for arrangement of the 48 metal ions in the cluster core). The huge cryogenic magnetocaloric effects exhibited by this cluster (see plot of magnetic entropy change ΔSm) can be rationalized in terms of its large metal/ligand mass ratio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10649-10652
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 4 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • cluster compounds
  • lanthanides
  • magnetic properties
  • nickel
  • template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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