A switchable molecular rotator: Neutron spectroscopy study on a polymeric spin-crossover compound

J. Alberto Rodríguez-Velamazán, Miguel A. González, José A. Real, Miguel Castro, M. Carmen Muñoz, Ana B. Gaspar, Ryo Ohtani, Masaaki Ohba, Ko Yoneda, Yuh Hijikata, Nobuhiro Yanai, Motohiro Mizuno, Hideo Ando, Susumu Kitagawa

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Abstract

A quasielastic neutron scattering and solid-state 2H NMR spectroscopy study of the polymeric spin-crossover compound {Fe(pyrazine)[Pt(CN) 4]} shows that the switching of the rotation of a molecular fragment-the pyrazine ligand-occurs in association with the change of spin state. The rotation switching was examined on a wide time scale (10 -13-10 -3 s) by both techniques, which clearly demonstrated the combination between molecular rotation and spin-crossover transition under external stimuli (temperature and chemical). The pyrazine rings are seen to perform a 4-fold jump motion about the coordinating nitrogen axis in the high-spin state. In the low-spin state, however, the motion is suppressed, while when the system incorporates benzene guest molecules, the movements of the system are even more restricted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5083-5089
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume134
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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    Rodríguez-Velamazán, J. A., González, M. A., Real, J. A., Castro, M., Muñoz, M. C., Gaspar, A. B., Ohtani, R., Ohba, M., Yoneda, K., Hijikata, Y., Yanai, N., Mizuno, M., Ando, H., & Kitagawa, S. (2012). A switchable molecular rotator: Neutron spectroscopy study on a polymeric spin-crossover compound. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134(11), 5083-5089. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja206228n