XAFS study of the photoinduced spin transition of [Fe(2-pic)3] Cl2 · C2H5OH

Kaoru Okamoto, Kensuke Nagai, Jun Miyawaki, Hiroshi Kondoh, Toshiaki Ohta

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A photoinduced spin transition state of [FeII(2-picorylamine)3]Cl2 · C2H5OH was investigated by Fe K-edge X-ray-absorption fine structure (XAFS) spectroscopy. The X-ray-absorption near-edge structure (XANES) of the photoirradiated sample at 30 K is well reproduced as a superposition of those obtained at 298 and 30 K, corresponding to high- and low-spin phases, respectively. An analysis of the extended X-ray-absorption fine structure (EXAFS) shows that the Fe-N coordination in the photoinduced state is identical with that in the high-spin phase at room temperature, as confirmed by the bond distance and the Debye-Waller factor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-712
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 14
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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