Monolayer and multilayer films of [Mn12O12(O 2CMe)16]

Jonathan S. Steckel, Nicole S. Persky, Chelsea R. Martinez, Calvin L. Barnes, Elizabeth A. Fry, Jaideep Kulkarni, James D. Burgess, Rachel B. Pacheco, Sarah L. Stoll

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The manganese oxo-cluster, [Mn12O12(O 2CMe)16(H2O)4]·2(HO 2CMe)·4(H2O), (Mn-12), has been the subject of intense interest for its novel magnetic properties. Although it is a model system for nanoscale magnetic data storage, no methods for forming films or attaching the cluster to surfaces have been reported. Here we demonstrate a simple approach using functionalized self-assembled monolayers and short-chain polyelectrolytes to make monolayer and nanometer-scale multilayer films of Mn-12.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalNano Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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