A one-dimensional iron(ii) spin-crossover compound [Fe(3py-im) 2(NCS)2]·7H2O (1) (3py-im = 2,4,5-tris(4-pyridly)-imidazole) has been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Compound 1 crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P2/c with a = 11.9078(2), b = 9.9474(1), c = 17.7290(3) and β = 102.361(2)° at 105 K. Studies on the variable-temperature magnetic susceptibilities and Mössbauer spectra suggest that compound 1 undergoes incomplete spin transition behaviour. Pressure effects on the transition behaviour have also been investigated, the thermal-induced spin transition becomes more gradual and the critical temperature shifts towards slightly higher temperature range when external pressure increases. However, the spin transition can not be completed by applying external pressure even as high as 0.79 GPa.
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- Inorganic Chemistry