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Pure Appl. Chem. 74(11), 2159-2168, 2002

Pure and Applied Chemistry

Vol. 74, Issue 11

Examples of molecular switching in inorganic solids, due to temperature, light, pressure, and magnetic field

F. Varret1,*, A. Bleuzen2, K. Boukheddaden1, A. Bousseksou3, E. Codjovi1, C. Enachescu1, A. Goujon1, J. Linares1, N. Menendez1,4, and M. Verdaguer2

1 Laboratoire de Magnétisme et d ’Optique CNRS-Université de Versailles, 45
Avenue des Etats-Unis, 78035 Versailles Cedex, France;
2 Laboratoire de Chimie Inorganique et Matériaux Moléculaires, CNRS-Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France;
3 Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, UPR 8241, 205 Route de Narbonne, 31017 Toulouse, France;
4 Departmento de Quimica Fisica Aplicada, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, 28049-Madrid, Spain

Abstract: We describe various molecular switching processes occurring in several types of inorganic solids: spin cross-over (SC) compounds, photomagnetic Prussian blue analogs (PBAs), and valence-tautomeric system. Their thermo-, photo-, piezo-, and magneto-chromic properties are illustrated by recent examples. A common description of their static properties by a two-level model is given.

* Lecture presented at the 5th Conference on Solid State Chemistry (SSC 2002), Bratislava, Slovakia, 7-12 July 2002. Other presentations are published in this issue, pp. 2083-2168.

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