Synthesis, characterization, mechanochromism and photochromism of [Fe(dm4bt)3][FeCl4]2 and [Fe(dm4bt)3][FeBr4]2, along with the investigation of steric influence on spin state.


The complexes [Fe(dm4bt)(3)][FeCl(4)](2) (1) and [Fe(dm4bt)(3)][FeBr(4)](2) (2) were prepared from the reaction of 2,2'-dimethyl-4,4'-bithiazole (dm4bt) with FeCl(3)·6H(2)O and FeBr(3), respectively, in methanol. Both complexes were characterized by IR, UV-Vis and (1)H NMR spectroscopy and their structures were studied by single-crystal diffraction. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c0dt01508c