Direct monitoring of spin transitions in a dinuclear triple-stranded helicate iron(ii) complex through X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

A dinuclear helical iron(ii) complex of a new ditopic thiazolylimine ligand (L) has been synthesised via supramolecular assembly. The resulting dinuclear helical cylinder [Fe2L3]·4BF4 was investigated by variable temperature X-ray crystallography, ESI high resolution mass spectrometry, CHN analysis, FT-IR and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The nature of the spin… CONTINUE READING