Symmetry breaking above room temperature in an Fe(II) spin crossover complex with an N4O2 donor set

Wasinee Phonsri, Casey G. Davies, Guy N L Jameson, Boujemaa Moubaraki, Jas S. Ward, Paul Eric Kruger, Guillaume Chastanet, Keith Murray

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[Fe(qsal-Cl)2] is one of the few known Fe(ii) spin crossover compounds with an N4O2 donor atom environment. It shows an abrupt two-step spin transition at 308 and 316 K and importantly, symmetry breaking at the highest temperature reported, to date, in spin crossover compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1374-1377
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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