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Spin Crossover in Transition Metal Compounds III

Volume 235 of the series Topics in Current Chemistry pp 23-64

Pressure Effect Studies on Spin Crossover and Valence Tautomeric Systems

  • Vadim KsenofontovAffiliated withInstitut für Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität
  • , Ana B. GasparAffiliated withInstitut für Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität
  • , Philipp GütlichAffiliated withInstitut für Anorganische Chemie und Analytische Chemie, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Email author 

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Abstract

In the present review chapter we discuss the results of investigations of the influence of hydrostatic pressure (up to 1.2 GPa) on the spin transition behaviour in coordination compounds of 3d transition metal ions. The systems under investigation are mononuclear spin crossover compounds of iron(II) and chromium(II), dinuclear complexes of iron(II) exhibiting coexistence of intramolecular antiferromagnetic coupling and thermal spin crossover, and 1D, 2D and 3D polynuclear spin crossover complexes of iron(II). Results from studies of the effect of pressure on coordination compounds exhibiting thermally induced electron transfer with subsequent spin state changes are also presented and discussed. It is demonstrated that pressure effect studies are very helpful in elucidating the mechanism of cooperative dynamic electronic structure phenomena accompanied by significant volume changes. Application of hydrostatic pressure serves as a tool for modifying the ligand field strength in a controlled manner.

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Keywords

Spin crossover Pressure Phase transitions Hysteresis Elastic interactions