Harnessing redox-active ligands in functional metal complexes
Grant number: DP190100854 | Funding period: 2019 - 2021
This project aims to synthesise and investigate metal-based molecules that can be reversibly switched between forms with different physical properties, such as colour or electrical conductivity, upon exposure to heat, light or electrical potential. The project expects to develop compounds that offer physical properties relevant for deployment in advanced materials or nanodevices. Expected outcomes of this project include elucidation of chemical routes to tuning the switchability and candidate compounds for future applications. As well as achieving important advances in fundamental chemistry, this project should provide significant benefits, such as novel materials for molecular electronics/s..View full description
Related publications (4)
A Convenient DFT-Based Strategy for Predicting Transition Temperatures of Valence Tautomeric Molecular Switches
Jett T Janetzki, F Zahra M Zahir, Robert W Gable, Wasinee Phonsri, Keith S Murray, Lars Goerigk, Colette Boskovic
The ability to identify promising candidate switchable molecules computationally, prior to synthesis, represents a considerable ad..
Understanding the Origin of One- or Two-Step Valence Tautomeric Transitions in Bis(dioxolene)-Bridged Dinuclear Cobalt Complexes
Gemma K Gransbury, Brooke N Livesay, Jett T Janetzki, Moya A Hay, Robert W Gable, Matthew P Shores, Alyona Starikova, Colette Boskovic
Valence tautomerism (VT) involves a reversible stimulated intramolecular electron transfer between a redox-active ligand and redox..