Journal article

Lanthanoid Complexes as Molecular Materials: The Redox Approach

Moya A Hay, Colette Boskovic

Chemistry - A European Journal | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2021

Abstract

The development of molecular materials with novel functionality offers promise for technological innovation. Switchable molecules that incorporate redox-active components are enticing candidate compounds due to their potential for electronic manipulation. Lanthanoid metals are most prevalent in their trivalent state and usually redox-activity in lanthanoid complexes is restricted to the ligand. The unique electronic and physical properties of lanthanoid ions have been exploited for various applications, including in magnetic and luminescent materials as well as in catalysis. Lanthanoid complexes are also promising for applications reliant on switchability, where the physical properties can b..

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