Special Issue "Synthesis and Applications of New Spin Crossover Compounds"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2018
The magnetochemistry research area of spin crossover (SCO) behavior in coordination compounds might be potentially associated with smart materials, promising materials for applications as components of memory devices, displays and sensors. 3-d block transition metal coordination compounds with d4-d7 configuration in an octahedral crystal field have a possibility of SCO phenomena between the low spin (LS) and the high spin (HS) states, being accompanied by color changes. Octahedral iron(II) SCO systems with 3d6, which can be transited between the diamagnetic (t2g)6 and the paramagnetic (t2g)4(eg)2 configuration might be widely and deeply investigated as smart materials.
Coordination materials with bistable systems between the LS and the HS states, usually triggered by external stimuli, such as temperature, light, pressure and guest molecule inclusion, are a family of potential candidates for smart materials because the change of the crystal cell volume between the HS and LS states is very large. Various SCO iron(II) coordination compounds, especially those with polymeric 1D, 2D and 3D frameworks, have been intensively investigated because their polymeric linked framework structures enhance cooperative effects which work among the SCO species resulting in SCO behavior with large hysteresis and transition temperature ranges near RT.
The interdisciplinary regions chemistry related to spin crossover phenomena are also welcome.
We are hoping to offer a portal for some of this exciting new research associated with molecular magnetism, spin crossover phenomena, coordination polymers, metallosupramolecular chemistry, multiproperty materials and functional materials with an attractive and valuable Special Issue of the open access journal, Crystals.
Prof. Dr. Takafumi Kitazawa
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- Spin crossover
- High spin
- Low spin
- Switching magnetic materials
- Smart materials
- Supuramolecular coordination polymer
- Inclusion compounds with magnetism