Magnetic Bistability in Naphtho-1,3,2-dithiazolyl: Solid State Interconversion of a Thiazyl π-Radical and Its N-N σ-Bonded Dimer.

Crystals of the heterocyclic radical naphtho-1,3,2-dithiazolyl NDTA display magnetic bistability with a well-defined hysteretic phase transition at Tc↓ = 128(2) K and Tc↑ = 188(2) K. The magnetic signature arises from a radical/dimer interconversion involving one of the two independent π-radicals in the P1̅ unit cell. Variable temperature X-ray… CONTINUE READING