Spin crossover-graphene nanocomposites: facile syntheses, characterization, and magnetic properties†
A facile way to fabricate spin crossover-graphene nanocomposites has been developed, and [Fe(Htrz)2(trz)](BF4)–graphene (SCO-G) nanocomposites have been successfully synthesized and characterized. SEM and TEM demonstrated that [Fe(Htrz)2(trz)](BF4) nanoparticles (ca. 50 nm) were distributed uniformly onto the surface of the graphene. Interestingly, graphene as a substrate produced an effect on the spin crossover properties of [Fe(Htrz)2(trz)](BF4) nanoparticles.