Title: Thermochromism and switchable paramagnetism of cobalt(II) in thiocyanate ionic liquids
Author(s): Osborne S.J., Wellens S., Ward C., Felton S., Bowman R.M., Binnemans K., Swadźba-Kwaśny M., Gunaratnea H.Q.N., Nockemann P.
Dalton Transactions, 44, No. 25, pp. 11286-11289 (2 June 2015)
Temperature-dependent switching of paramagnetism of a cobalt(II) complex is observed in an ionic liquid solution. Paramagnetic and thermochromic switching occur simultaneously due to a reversible change in coordination. This reversible switching is possible in the ionic liquid solution, which enables mobility of thiocyanate anions by remaining mobile at low temperatures and acts as an anion reservoir.