A novel neutral heteroleptic FeIII complex from two kinds of π-extended tridentate ligands was designed and prepared. The π-ligands formed a three-dimensional purely π-stacking interaction network. The present complex proved to be the first neutral spin-crossover (SCO) FeIII complex with a N3O3 coordination sphere exhibiting an abrupt SCO transition with a thermal hysteresis of 10 K and the light-induced excited spin-state trapping effect.
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- Inorganic Chemistry