Thermochromism and switchable paramagnetism of cobalt(ii) in thiocyanate ionic liquids

Stephen J Osborne, Sil Wellens, Chris Ward, Solveig Felton, Robert M Bowman, Koen Binnemans, Malgorzata Swadzba-Kwasny, H Q Nimal Gunaratne, Peter Nockemann

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Temperature-dependent switching of paramagnetism of a cobalt(ii) complex is observed in an ionic liquid solution. Paramagnetic and thermochromic switching occur simultaneously due to a reversible change in coordination. This reversible switching is possible in the ionic liquid solution, which enables mobility of thiocyanate anions by remaining mobile at low temperatures and acts as an anion reservoir.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11286-11289
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number25
Early online date02 Jun 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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