4. Polymeric Spin-Crossover Materials

  1. M. Carmen Muñoz1 and
  2. José Antonio Real2

Published Online: 18 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch4

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Carmen Muñoz, M. and Antonio Real, J. (2013) Polymeric Spin-Crossover Materials, in Spin-Crossover Materials: Properties and Applications (ed M. A. HALCROW), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118519301.ch4

Editor Information

  1. School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departamento de Física Aplicada, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  2. 2

    Instituto de Ciencia Molecular (ICMol)/ Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119998679

Online ISBN: 9781118519301



  • bridging ligands;
  • one-dimensional (1D) SCO-coordination polymers (CPs);
  • polymeric spin-crossover (SCO) materials;
  • three-dimensional (3D) SCO-CPs;
  • two-dimensional (2D) SCO-CPs


This chapter on polymeric spin-crossover (SCO) materials provides a survey of 1-, 2- and 3-dimensional (1-3D) SCO coordination polymers (nD-SCO-CPs) reported in the period 2004-2011. It contains three independent parts devoted to 1D-, 2D- and 3D-SCO-CPs, respectively. Each part is organised according to the nature of bridging ligands, that is triazole based bridges, tetrazole based bridges, bis-monodentate pyridine-like bridges, and polydentate chelate bridges; and anionic ligands essentially derived from metallocyanate complexes. These sections briefly describe essential structural features and spin-crossover properties of relevant SCO compounds. The paradigmatic triazole-based 1D-SCO-CPs have inspired much work focused on transferring their important physical properties to convenient technological platforms such as preparation of composites, gels, liquid crystalline materials, dendrimers, Langmuir-Blodget films, and nanoparticles. A large series of bridging ligands with triazole, tetrazole and/or pyridine functions have specifically been designed to study new 1-3D-SCOCPs.