Université de Neuchâtel

Synthesis of a nickel (II) photomagnetic switch

Casta, Yves ; Ward, Thomas (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2008 ; Th. 2065.

The purpose in this research is the development of a molecular photomagnetic switch based on the magnetic properties of four coordinate nickel (II) complexes. A Cambridge structural database search of all [NiCl2(PR3)2] complexes reveals that the four coordinate geometry around nickel correlates with the P–Ni–P bite angle. Indeed, large P–Ni–P bite angles...