Reverse Photochromic Behavior of an Iron−Magnesium Complex
journal contributionposted on 19.02.2007 by Minoru Kobayashi, Akito Takashima, Tomohiko Ishii, Hiroshi Naka, Masanobu Uchiyama, Kentaro Yamaguchi
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We have obtained a novel heterobimetallic iron−magnesium complex, (THF)4Mg(μ-Br)2FeBr2 (THF = tetrahydrofuran), which showed reverse photochromism in THF. The response exhibited in this system is associated with d-orbital splitting of the Fe atom and a change in the molecular aggregation state (dimerization).