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Title: Pathway selection as a tool for crystal defect engineering: A case study with a functional coordination polymer
Author: Abrishamkar, Afshin
Suárez-García, Salvio
Sevim, Semih
Sorrenti, Alessandro
Pons Pons, Ramon
Liu, Shi-Xia
Decurtins, Silvio
Aromí Bedmar, Guillem
Aguilà Avilés, David
Pané, Salvador
deMelloa, Andrew J.
Rotarug, Aurelian
Ruiz-Molina, Daniel
Puigmartí-Luis, Josep
Keywords: Cristalls
Spin (Física nuclear)
Nuclear spin
Issue Date: 18-Mar-2020
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: New synthetic routes capable of achieving defect engineering of functional crystals through well- controlled pathway selection will spark new breakthroughs and advances towards unprecedented and unique functional materials and devices. In nature, the interplay of chemical reactions with the diffusion of reagents in space and time is already used to favor such pathway selection and trigger the formation of materials with bespoke properties and functions, even when the material composition is preserved. Following this approach, herein we show that a controlled interplay of a coordination reaction with mass transport (i.e. the diffusion of reagents) is essential to favor the generation of charge imbalance defects (i.e. protonation defects) in a final crystal structure (thermodynamic product). We show that this syn- thetic pathway is achieved with the isolation of a kinetic product (i.e. a metastable state), which can be only accomplished when a controlled interplay of the reaction with mass transport is satisfied. Account- ing for the relevance of controlling, tuning and understanding structure-properties correlations, we have studied the spin transition evolution of a well-defined spin-crossover complex as a model system.
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It is part of: Applied Materials Today, 2020, vol. 20, p. 100632
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ISSN: 2352-9407
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