Magnetically switchable molecular materials
We believe that ligands such as quinones, triazoles and mesoionic carbenes have highpotential in generating magnetically switchable molecular materials. Recent success in our group in this direction has been observation of spin crossover at room temperatures together with a large hysteresis for Fe(II) and Co(II) complexes, and the observation of single ion magnet behavior for Co(II) complexes. This project is performed in collaboration with groups that specialize in molecular magnetism and in theoretical chemistry. Such fascinating molecules might one day find applications as molecular data storage materials.