Magnetic properties of ferrocene-based conjugated polymers


  • The authors thank Professor M. Quarton and Dr. M. Samuel, Laboratoire de Cristallochimie du Solide, Universitá Paris VI, for helpful discussions and an experimental contribution to the magnetic characterization using the Faraday balance.


A novel route to organic ferromagnetic materials is proposed that is based on the stability of spin-containing organometallic moieties such as ferricenium and the electronic or topological interactions contributed by a polymer. The magnetic properties of the new high-spin polymers (see Figure) are shown to be sensitively dependent on the chemical nature of the bridge linking the ferricenium units.

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