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Structural Insights into the Two-Step Spin-Crossover Compound Fe(3,4-dimethyl-pyridine)2[Ag(CN)2]2

Institut Laue-Langevin, 71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156-38042 Grenoble, France
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Toho University, Miyama, Funabashi, Chiba 274-8510, Japan
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA), CSIC—Universidad de Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Crystals 2019, 9(6), 316;
Received: 24 May 2019 / Revised: 6 June 2019 / Accepted: 16 June 2019 / Published: 19 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthesis and Applications of New Spin Crossover Compounds)
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The crystal structure of the polymeric spin crossover compound Fe(3,4-dimethyl-pyridine)2[Ag(CN)2]2 has been solved and its temperature dependence followed by means of single-crystal and powder X-ray diffraction. This compound presents a two-step spin transition with relatively abrupt steps centred at ca. 170 K and 145 K and a plateau at around 155 K. The origin of the two-step transition is discussed in light of these structural studies. The observations are compatible with a mostly disordered state between the two steps, consisting of mixing of high-spin and low-spin species, while weak substructure reflections in the mixed phase could indicate some degree of long-range order of the high-spin and low-spin sites. View Full-Text
Keywords: iron (II), spin crossover; X-ray diffraction; coordination polymers iron (II), spin crossover; X-ray diffraction; coordination polymers

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Rodríguez-Velamazán, J.A.; Kitase, K.; Palacios, E.; Castro, M.; Fernández-Blanco, Á.; Burriel, R.; Kitazawa, T. Structural Insights into the Two-Step Spin-Crossover Compound Fe(3,4-dimethyl-pyridine)2[Ag(CN)2]2. Crystals 2019, 9, 316.

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