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Modification of spin crossover behavior through solvent assisted formation and solvent inclusion in a triply interpenetrating three-dimensional network

Matthias Bartel, Alina Absmeier, Guy NL Jameson, Franz Werner, Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata, Roman Boca, Miki Hasegawa, Kurt Mereiter, Andrea Caneschi, Wolfgang Linert



The 3D coordination polymer [Fe(4ditz)3](PF6)2.solv consists of three interpenetrating infinite networks. There are cavities between iron atoms of different networks, which are partly filled with solvent molecules. With a change of the solvent used during synthesis from methanol to ethanol, the magnetic behavior of the materials changes. Both show an abrupt two-step spin crossover from low spin (S = 0) to high spin (S = 2) with the methanolate curve lying 7 K higher and showing a small hysteresis. Single crystal and powder diffraction studies show that they both have the same structure, but in powder form, the methanolate slowly loses methanol to finally leave about 0.075 MeOH/Fe. In compari..

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