Readily prepared metallo-supramolecular triple helicates designed to exhibit spin-crossover behaviour.

@article{Tuna2004ReadilyPM,
  title={Readily prepared metallo-supramolecular triple helicates designed to exhibit spin-crossover behaviour.},
  author={Floriana Tuna and Martin Richard Lees and Guy J Clarkson and Michael J Hannon},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 22},
  pages={
          5737-50
        }
}
New dinuclear supramolecular cylinders have been designed to exhibit spin-crossover behaviour, a form of molecular bistability. This has been achieved within the framework of our imine-based approach to supramolecular architecture by switching from pyridylimine systems to imidazolimines. Spin-crossover behaviour is achieved while retaining the simplicity and ease-of-synthesis of our molecular design. The imidazole groups used also introduce additional NH groups that engage in hydrogen-bonding… CONTINUE READING