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Magnetochemistry 2017, 3(2), 17; doi:10.3390/magnetochemistry3020017

Recent Advances on Anilato-Based Molecular Materials with Magnetic and/or Conducting Properties

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Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, S.S. 554—Bivio per Sestu—I09042 Monserrato (CA), Italy
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Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitàdegli Studi di Cagliari, S.P. Monserrato’Sestu km 0,700—I09042 Monserrato (CA), Italy
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Academic Editor: Manuel Almeida
Received: 2 February 2017 / Revised: 24 March 2017 / Accepted: 7 April 2017 / Published: 19 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Magnetism of Molecular Conductors)

Abstract

The aim of the present work is to highlight the unique role of anilato-ligands, derivatives of the 2,5-dioxy-1,4-benzoquinone framework containing various substituents at the 3 and 6 positions (X = H, Cl, Br, I, CN, etc.), in engineering a great variety of new materials showing peculiar magnetic and/or conducting properties. Homoleptic anilato-based molecular building blocks and related materials will be discussed. Selected examples of such materials, spanning from graphene-related layered magnetic materials to intercalated supramolecular arrays, ferromagnetic 3D monometallic lanthanoid assemblies, multifunctional materials with coexistence of magnetic/conducting properties and/or chirality and multifunctional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) will be discussed herein. The influence of (i) the electronic nature of the X substituents and (ii) intermolecular interactions i.e., H-Bonding, Halogen-Bonding, π-π stacking and dipolar interactions, on the physical properties of the resulting material will be also highlighted. A combined structural/physical properties analysis will be reported to provide an effective tool for designing novel anilate-based supramolecular architectures showing improved and/or novel physical properties. The role of the molecular approach in this context is pointed out as well, since it enables the chemical design of the molecular building blocks being suitable for self-assembly to form supramolecular structures with the desired interactions and physical properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: benzoquinone derivatives; molecular magnetism; multifunctional molecular materials; spin-crossover materials; metal-organic frameworks benzoquinone derivatives; molecular magnetism; multifunctional molecular materials; spin-crossover materials; metal-organic frameworks
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Mercuri, M.L.; Congiu, F.; Concas, G.; Sahadevan, S.A. Recent Advances on Anilato-Based Molecular Materials with Magnetic and/or Conducting Properties. Magnetochemistry 2017, 3, 17.

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