Effect of Ligand Substitution on the Interaction Between Anisotropic Dy(III) Ions and 57Fe Nuclei in Fe2Dy2 Coordination Clusters

A series of [Fe2Dy2(OH)2(teaH)2(RC6H4COO)6] compounds has been synthesized and studied using Mössbauer spectroscopy. It is suggested that the local crystal field of the DyIII centers and the external magnetic field can control their shape anisotropy and thus the interactions between the dysprosium and iron centers.