Light-induced excited spin state trapping in iron(iii) complexes

Manabu Nakaya, Ryo Ohtani, Leonard F. Lindoy, Shinya Hayami

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Spin crossover in iron(ii) and iron(iii) complexes continues to receive much attention for the construction of molecular devices due to the presence of functionalities arising from their spin state switching behavior. Notably, some such compounds are associated with a light-induced excited spin-state trapping (LIESST) effect, which is responsible for the optical switching of their spin states. However, as opposed to iron(ii) complexes, reports of iron(iii) complexes that exhibit a LIESST effect are somewhat limited. This review presents an overview of the reported examples of SCO iron(iii) systems that display LIESST effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-498
Number of pages15
JournalInorganic Chemistry Frontiers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 21 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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