Supramolecular architectures self-assembled using long chain alkylated spin crossover cobalt(ii) compounds

Chem Commun (Camb). 2017 Apr 25;53(34):4685-4687. doi: 10.1039/c7cc01501a.


Self-assembled hybrid supramolecular architectures formed between amphiphilic anions and long alkylated cationic cobalt(ii) complexes of type [Co(Cn-terpy)2](C12-Glu)2 (n = 15-20) have been synthesized and characterized by TEM, PXRD and magnetic susceptibility measurements. The hybrids display wire or rolled sheet supramolecular arrangements with odd and even alkyl chain dependence, with the cobalt(ii) centres exhibiting gradual spin-crossover behaviours.