School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Te Kura Matū Seminar Series

Guest-Adaptable Spin Crossover Properties Underpinned by Supramolecular Interactions


John Clements


Physical Sciences, Massey University

Time & Place

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 12:00:00 NZDT in Room 701, Level 7, West Building

All are welcome


Porous materials, such as metal-organic frameworks or coordination polymers, are often investigated for their ability to adsorb molecular guests. In many cases, uptake is concomitant with changes to physical properties, allowing for their modulation via guest adsortption. Somewhat counter-intuitively, discrete molecular materials that are often nonporous can also act in this way, provided that a network of supramolecular interactions is present and capable of supporting the crystal lattice during guest removal. Herein, we explore the role of these supramolecular interactions for a series of dinuclear complexes, determining their role in affecting substantial changes to structural-magnetic switching properties in response to guest removal.