X-ray-induced phase transitions by selective excitation of heterometal ions in a cyanide-bridged Fe-Co molecular square.

Research paper by Yoshihiro Y Sekine, Masayuki M Nihei, Reiji R Kumai, Hironori H Nakao, Youichi Y Murakami, Hiroki H Oshio

Indexed on: 30 Jan '14Published on: 30 Jan '14Published in: Chemical Communications


A cyanide-bridged tetranuclear Fe-Co complex showed electron-transfer-coupled spin transitions induced by X-ray irradiation. Single crystal X-ray diffraction measurements and X-ray absorption spectroscopy revealed that the X-ray-induced phase transition ratio was significantly altered by the selective excitation of the metal ions.