Ferromagnetic spin coupling between endohedral metallofullerene La@C82 and a cyclodimeric copper porphyrin upon inclusion.

Journal of the American Chemical Society 133(24):9290 (2011) PMID 21599021

The cyclic host cyclo-[P(Cu)](2) carrying two covalently connected Cu(II) porphyrin units can accommodate La@C(82), a paramagnetic endohedral metallofullerene, in its cavity to form the inclusion complex cyclo-[P(Cu)](2)⊃La@C(82), which can be transformed into the caged complex cage-[P(Cu)](2)⊃La@C(82) by ring-closing olefin metathesis of its side-chain olefinic termini. On the basis of electron spin resonance (ESR) and electron spin transient nutation (ESTN) studies, cyclo-[P(Cu)](2)⊃La@C(82) is the first ferromagnetically coupled inclusion complex featuring La@C(82), whereas cage-[P(Cu)](2)⊃La@C(82) is ferrimagnetic.

DOI: 10.1021/ja203491s