Special Issue "Spin-Crossover Complexes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: functional molecular materials; molecular conductors; molecular magnets; molecular dielectrics; molecular optical materials; spin-crossover; valence tautomerism; thermo- and photochromism; photoluminescence; chrage-transfer; proton-transfer; phase transition; crystal engineering
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Spin-crossover (SCO) phenomenon is originated from the intrinsic bistability of the d-electron configuration, created by the competition between ligand-field splitting and spin-pairing energies in a first coordination sphere of transition metal ions. Since Cambi’s visionary finding of SCO in 1931, considerable knowledge concerning syntheses, crystal structures, magnetic and thermodynamic properties, spectroscopies, molecular orbital calculations, and theories of SCO complexes has been accumulated in a very large number of inorganic molecular coordination compounds, and, in addition, inorganic cobaltates and bioinorganic molecular systems. Recent studies which have focused on other electronic properties exhibited by SCO complexes themselves, control of molecular assemblies, and moreover, multifunctionalization of SCO complexes with either different electronic properties or porous frameworks will open the possibility toward future practical applications of SCO complexes. Thus, the fundamentals and applications of SCO complexes afford a very exciting research field in inorganic coordination chemistry and will be attracting growing attention in a wide range of relevant research fields. This Special Issue aims at collecting research and review contributions of recent advances in all aspects of SCO and related phenomena and sharing given extensive knowledge with a broader audience by means of an open access way. I invite you to contribute papers in the following research areas and allow your research to impact the next generation trend in this promising field.
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- Spin-Crossover (SCO)
- Valence Tautomerism
- Charge-transfer-induced Spin Transition
- Stimulus-induced Spin Transition
- Ligand-driven Spin-state Conversion
- Multifunctionality of SCO and related complexes
- Crystal Engineering of SCO and related complexes