Journal article

Ligand effects in a heteroleptic bis-tridentate iron(III) spin crossover complex showing a very high T-1/2 value

Wasinee Phonsri, Victor Martinez, Casey G Davies, Guy NL Jameson, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Keith S Murray

CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2016

Abstract

We describe the first example of a bis-tridentate heteroleptic iron(iii) spin crossover (SCO) complex, [Fe(3-OMe-SalEen)(thsa)]. Compared to the parent homoleptic compounds, the spin crossover features in the heteroleptic species are enhanced with a gradual-abrupt spin transition at 344 K. Clear correlations between π-π interactions and the T1/2 value have been revealed.

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery grant (to KSM). Access to the Australian Synchrotron is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Dr G. Chastanet and Prof. J.- F. Letard for LIESST studies.