Cooperative spin-crossover transition from three-dimensional purely π-stacking interactions in a neutral heteroleptic azobisphenolate FeIII complex with a N3O3 coordination sphere

Suguru Murata, Kazuyuki Takahashi, Tomoyuki Mochida, Takahiro Sakurai, Hitoshi Ohta, Takashi Yamamoto, Yasuaki Einaga

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5786-5789
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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