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Symmetry Breaking in Iron(II) Spin-Crossover Molecular Crystals

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Facultad de Química (UNAM), Edificio B. Av. Universidad 3000, Coyoacán, 04510 México D.F., Mexico
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Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universitat Politècnica de València, E-46022 Valencia, Spain
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Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol), Universidad de Valencia, 46980 Valencia, Paterna, Spain
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Magnetochemistry 2016, 2(1), 16; https://doi.org/10.3390/magnetochemistry2010016
Received: 12 January 2016 / Revised: 19 February 2016 / Accepted: 24 February 2016 / Published: 11 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spin Crossover (SCO) Research)
This review provides an up to date survey of a singular class of iron(II) spin crossover (SCO) molecular materials that undergo high-spin (HS) ↔ low-spin (LS) phase transitions accompanied by crystallographic symmetry breaking (CSB). Particular interest has been focused on a variety of complexes that exhibit one-step or stepwise SCO behavior and CSB. Most of them afford excellent examples of well-ordered 1HS-1LS, 2HS-1LS or 1HS-2LS intermediate phases (IP) and represent an important platform to disclose microscopic mechanisms responsible for cooperativity and ordering in such multistable materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: iron(II) complexes; spin crossover; symmetry breaking; crystal structure; magnetic behavior; mononuclear complexes; polynuclear complexes; coordination polymers iron(II) complexes; spin crossover; symmetry breaking; crystal structure; magnetic behavior; mononuclear complexes; polynuclear complexes; coordination polymers
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Ortega-Villar, N.; Muñoz, M.C.; Real, J.A. Symmetry Breaking in Iron(II) Spin-Crossover Molecular Crystals. Magnetochemistry 2016, 2, 16.

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