1. The Development of Spin-Crossover Research

  1. MALCOLM A. HALCROW
  1. Keith S. Murray

Published Online: 18 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch1

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Murray, K. S. (2013) The Development of Spin-Crossover Research, in Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications (ed M. A. HALCROW), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch1

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Chemistry, Monash University, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119998679

Online ISBN: 9781118519301

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Keywords:

  • commercial applications;
  • discrete clusters;
  • nanotechnological developments;
  • spin-crossover (SCO) research

Summary

The subject of spin-crossover (SCO), (or spin-equilibrium or spin-transition (ST)), in d-block metal complexes spans some nine decades. It is one of those intriguing areas of inorganic research that has had a number of quiet times and rebirths, not unlike the subject of magnetochemistry. This chapter covers recent developments in polynuclear and mononuclear SCO materials, with updates on theory. The materials discussed include 1D Chains of FeII SCO materials, 1D Chains of FeIII SCO materials, 2D Sheets of FeII SCO materials, 3D Porous SCO materials, and mononuclear SCO FeII, FeIII, and Co II compounds. The chapter also discusses the recent advances in multifunctional/hybrid SCO materials, instrumentation/measurement and, finally, applications.