Journal article

Persistent Bidirectional Optical Switching in the 2D High-Spin Polymer {[Fe(bbtr)

In the covalently linked 2D coordination network {[Fe(bbtr)3](BF4)2}∞, bbtr = 1,4-di(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)butane, the iron(II) centers stay in the high-spin (HS) state down to 10 K. They can, however, be quantitatively converted to the low-spin (LS) state by irradiating into the near-IR spin allowed 5dd band and back again by irradiating into the visible 1dd band. The compound shows true light-induced bistability below 100 K, thus, having the potential for persistent bidirectional optical switching at elevated temperatures.

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