A magnetostructural investigation of an abrupt spin transition for 1-phenyl-3-trifluoromethyl-1,4-dihydrobenzo[e][1,2,4]triazin-4-yl

Christos P. Constantinides, Andrey A. Berezin, Georgia A. Zissimou, Maria Manoli, Gregory M. Leitus, Michael Bendikov, Michael R. Probert, Jeremy M. Rawson, Panayiotis A. Koutentis

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1-Phenyl-3-trifluoromethyl-1,4-dihydrobenzo[e][1,2,4]triazin-4-yl is the first example of a hydrazyl radical that shows a reversible sharp spin transition fully completed within 5(1) K. The nominally first-order transition takes place at ca. 58(2) K and proceeds via subtle changes of intra- and interstack interactions between two similar structural phases. The low-temperature phase (5-60 K) is diamagnetic and has a singlet ground state (2Jexp = -166.8 cm-1, gsolid = 2.0042, ρ = 0.2%) stemming from a multicenter two-electron interaction. The high-temperature phase (60-300 K) is paramagnetic as a result of noninteracting S = 1/2 spins arising from weakly bound dimers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11906-11909
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number34
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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