Water-switching of spin transitions induced by metal-to-metal charge transfer in a microporous framework

Tao Liu, Yan Juan Zhang, Shinji Kanegawa, Osamu Sato

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Water-switchable charge transfer: The microporous hydrated phase {[Fe(Tp)(CN)3]2Co(bpe)}5H2O shows spin transition induced by metal-to-metal charge transfer (MMCT), but no MMCT is observed in the corresponding dehydrated phase (see picture). Charge transfer can be reversibly switched through de- and rehydration. Tp=hydrotris(pyrazolyl) borate, bpe=1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane. Fe green, Co orange, N blue, O red, C gray, B dark yellow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8645-8648
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - Nov 8 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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