Iron(ii) spin crossover complexes with diaminonaphthalene-based Schiff base-like ligands: 1D coordination polymers†
The synthesis of iron(II) coordination polymers of new Schiff base-like ligands with an extended π-system is described. In total sixteen new compounds were synthesised. The complexes were characterised by X-ray powder diffraction and magnetic measurements. Four of these complexes remain in the low-spin state and six remain in the high-spin state in the entire temperature range investigated. The remaining six complexes show a spin crossover behaviour with a cooperative spin transition (28 and 40 K wide hysteresis loops) in two cases. The influence of the extended aromatic system on cooperative interactions is discussed.