Journal article

Switching metal complexes via intramolecular electron transfer: connections with solvatochromism

Vincent L Nadurata, Colette Boskovic

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY FRONTIERS | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Metal complexes that can exist in two different charge distributions often exhibit dramatic color changes when switched between them. The underlying spectral changes are fundamentally related to the switchable behavior. In valence tautomeric (VT) systems, the transition is a stimulated, reversible intramolecular electron transfer between a metal center and a ligand, while in charge-Transfer-induced-spin-Transition (CTIST), also known as electron-Transfer-coupled-spin-Transition (ETCST), systems, the electron is transferred between two metal centers. We discuss, herein, the relationships between the switchable behavior of these systems and two related optical phenomena: charge transfer and so..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to Dr Moya Hay for her helpful suggestions during the manuscript's early stages, and to Dr Gemma Gransbury for her invaluable feedback. CB thanks the Australian Research Council for funding (DP190100854 and DP150100353).