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A variable-temperature Q- and X-band EPR study of spin-crossover iron(III) Schiff base complex

Milan Mazur, Lukaš Pogány, Barbora Brachňaková, and Ivan Šalitroš

Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia

 

E-mail: milan.mazur@stuba.sk

Received: 22 February 2019  Accepted: 9 April 2019

Abstract:

The mononuclear iron(III) Schiff base complex was analysed by EPR spectroscopy. The first derivative Q- and X-band EPR spectra of spin-crossover iron(III) complex exhibit the presence of the high spin (S = 5/2) and low spin (S = 1/2) iron(III) state. The variable-temperature EPR measurement confirmed a gradual spin-crossover transition (S = 5/2 ↔ S = 1/2). The possible hysteresis in the thermally induced spin-crossover effect was not detected. The EPR data are in agreement with observed trends in the magnetic measurements reported previously. Note that the EPR studies of this complex have not been performed before. It is obvious that EPR spectroscopy is a powerful method for investigation of the spin-crossover transition and their temperature evolution in the iron(III) complexes.

Keywords: Iron(III) complex; Spin-crossover transition; Q- and X-band EPR spectroscopy

Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.

DOI: 10.1007/s11696-019-00781-2

 

Chemical Papers 74 (11) 3683–3692 (2020)

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