Multifunctional Coordination Compounds: Design and Properties

Decurtins, Silvio; Pellaux, René; Antorrena, Guillermo; Palacio, Fernando (1999). Multifunctional Coordination Compounds: Design and Properties. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 335(1), pp. 173-181. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/10587259908028861

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Cleverly designed molecular building blocks provide chemists with the tools of a powerful molecular-scale construction set. They enable them to engineer materials having a predictable order and useful solid-state properties. Hence, it is in the realm of supramolecular chemistry to follow a strategy for synthesizing materials which combine a selected set of properties, for instance from the areas of magnetism, photophysics and electronics. As a successful approach, host/guest solids which are based on extended anionic, homo- and bimetallic oxalato-bridged transition-metal compounds with two-and three-dimensional connectivities have been investigated. In this report, a brief review is given on the structural aspects of this class of compounds followed by a presentation of a thermal and magnetic study for two distinct, heterometallic oxalato-bridged layer compounds.

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08 Faculty of Science > Departement of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Decurtins, Silvio


500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
500 Science > 540 Chemistry




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Silvio Decurtins

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