13. Luminescent Spin-Crossover Materials

  1. Helena J. Shepherd,
  2. Carlos M. Quintero,
  3. Gábor Molnár,
  4. Lionel Salmon and
  5. Azzedine Bousseksou

Published Online: 18 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch13

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Shepherd, H. J., Quintero, C. M., Molnár, G., Salmon, L. and Bousseksou, A. (2013) Luminescent Spin-Crossover Materials, in Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications (ed M. A. HALCROW), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch13

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS & Université de Toulouse, France

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119998679

Online ISBN: 9781118519301



  • electronic transitions;
  • luminescence energy transfer;
  • luminescent spin-crossover (SCO) materials;
  • optical properties


This chapter begins with a general introduction to luminescent spin-crossover (SCO) materials and luminescence energy transfer. It provides a brief overview of electronic transitions and optical properties of SCO complexes. The chapter brings together only those ingredients which are the most important for the design and application of multifunctional luminescent SCO entities. The second part of the chapter reviews the existing literature concerning materials that combine SCO and luminescence properties using examples of luminescent SCO compounds (ligands, counterions), and concludes with a discussion on the perspectives in this area of research.