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Strongly coloured thiocyanate frameworks with perovskite-analogue structures

Cliffe, Matthew J.; Keyzer, Evan N.; Dunstan, Matthew T.; Ahmad, Shahab; De Volder, Michael F. L.; Deschler, Felix; Morris, Andrew J.; Grey, Clare P.


Evan N. Keyzer

Matthew T. Dunstan

Shahab Ahmad

Michael F. L. De Volder

Felix Deschler

Andrew J. Morris

Clare P. Grey


We report the ?rst examples of thiocyanate-based analogues of the cyanide Prussian Blue compounds, MIII[Bi(SCN)6], M= Fe, Cr, Sc. These compounds adopt the primitive cubic pcu topology and show strict cation order. Optical absorption measurements show these compounds have band gaps within the visible and near IR region, suggesting that they may be useful for applications where light harvesting is key, such as photocatalysis. We also show that Cr[Bi(SCN)6] can reversibly uptake water into its framework structure pointing towards the possibility of using these frameworks for host/guest chemistry.


Cliffe, M. J., Keyzer, E. N., Dunstan, M. T., Ahmad, S., De Volder, M. F. L., Deschler, F., …Grey, C. P. (2019). Strongly coloured thiocyanate frameworks with perovskite-analogue structures. Chemical Science, 10(3), 793-801.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 25, 2018
Online Publication Date Oct 26, 2018
Publication Date Jan 21, 2019
Deposit Date Nov 8, 2018
Publicly Available Date Nov 8, 2018
Journal Chemical Science
Print ISSN 2041-6520
Electronic ISSN 2041-6539
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 3
Pages 793-801
Keywords General Chemistry
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Additional Information : This document is Similarity Check deposited; : Supplementary Information; : Crystal Structure Data; : Matthew J. Cliffe (ORCID); : Evan N. Keyzer (ORCID); : Matthew T. Dunstan (ORCID); : Michael F. L. De Volder (ORCID); : Andrew J. Morris (ORCID); : Clare P. Grey (ORCID); : Single-blind; : Received 13 September 2018; Accepted 25 October 2018; Accepted Manuscript published 26 October 2018; Advance Article published 6 November 2018


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