spin crossover, Fe(II) coordination compounds, luminescent devices, nano­electronic devices, micromechanical constructions.

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Hiiuk, V., Suleimanov, I., & Fritsky, I. (2021). SPIN-CROSSOVER IRON(II) COORDINATION COM­POUNDS: FABRICATION OF FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS AND THEIR INTEGRATION INTO MICRO- AND NANOCONSTRUCTIONS. Ukrainian Chemistry Journal, 87(11), 3-20. https://doi.org/10.33609/2708-129X.87.11.2021.3-20


Development of micro- and nanosized spin-crossover (SCO) materials has become an important research direction within the past decade. Such an interest is associated with high perceptive of practical application of these materials in nanoelectronic devices. Therefore, researches working in the field of SCO put considerable efforts to obtain SCO complexes in various functional forms, such as nanoparticles, thin films, etc. Fabrication of these materials is realized through different chemical and/or lithographical approaches, which allow to adjust size, shape and even organization of nanoobjects.

In this review theoretical background of SCO phenomenon is described, additionally different classes of coordination compounds exhibiting spin crossover are covered. It is demonstrated that electric field, temperature and light irradiation can be effectively used for switching and control of spin state in nanosized SCO systems. Cooperative SCO with transition close to room temperature, wide hysteresis loop and distinct thermochromic effect is most often observed for Fe(II) coordination complexes. Therefore, Fe(II) SCO compounds form one of the most perspective classes of compounds for obtaining functional materials. It is shown that integration of Fe(II) compounds into micro- and nanohybrid devi­ces allows to combine unique functional pro­perties in one material due to synergy between SCO and physical properties (luminescent, electrical, etc.) of the other component. As a result, SCO compounds are interesting not only from the fundamental point of view, but also from practical, thanks to the possibility of integration of SCO Fe(II) complexes as active materials in devices of different configurations.

It is expected that obtaining of new Fe(II) coordination polymers with unique SCO cha­racteristics will favor the development of new functional materials and devices on their basis in the nearest future.



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