This work was supported by Casio Foundation and Tokuyama Foundation.
A Photoinduced Spin Transition Iron(II) Complex with Liquid-Crystal Properties†
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 11, pages 869–872, June, 2004
How to Cite
Hayami, S., Danjobara, K., Inoue, K., Ogawa, Y., Matsumoto, N. and Maeda, Y. (2004), A Photoinduced Spin Transition Iron(II) Complex with Liquid-Crystal Properties. Adv. Mater., 16: 869–872. doi: 10.1002/adma.200306632
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 MAR 2004
- Manuscript Received: 16 DEC 2003
- Liquid crystals (LC);
- Magnetic fields;
- Photoinduced alignment
The iron(II) complex [Fe(3C16-L)2(NCS)2] (see Figure) exhibits three coexisting physical properties due to its geometric flexibility. It shows liquid-crystal behavior in the temperature range 345–400 K, spin-crossover behavior (T1/2 = 217 K) between high-spin and low-spin states, and photoinduced spin transition (T(LIESST; light-induced excited spin state trapping) = 61 K) from a low-spin state to a metastable high-spin state.