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A multi-redox responsive cyanometalate-based metallogel

Mitsumoto, Kiyotaka; Cameron, Jamie; Wei, Rong Jia; Nishikawa, Hiroyuki; Shiga, Takuya; Nihei, Masayuki; Newton, Graham; Oshio, Hiroki


Kiyotaka Mitsumoto

Rong Jia Wei

Hiroyuki Nishikawa

Takuya Shiga

Masayuki Nihei

Hiroki Oshio


A tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) based tridentate ligand (-(4’-methyl-4,5-di-n-dodecylthylthiotetrathiafulvalene-5’-ylthio)-’-[tris-2,2,2-(1-pyrazolyl)ethoxy]-p-xylene) (L) with long-chain alkyl moieties was prepared in order to obtain a new multi-redox active gelator based on a mixed-metal octanuclear complex [FeIII4NiII4(CN)12(tp)4(L)4](BF4)4 (1). The magnetism, electrochemistry and gelation behaviour of 1 were studied and 1,2-dichlorobenzene solutions of 1 are shown to display thermoreversible gelation behaviour at room temperature. Furthermore, the gel phase of 1 is shown to undergo room-temperature gel-to-sol transformations induced by both the oxidation and reduction of the gelator complex by F4TCNQ or [FeII(Cp*)2], respectively.


Mitsumoto, K., Cameron, J., Wei, R. J., Nishikawa, H., Shiga, T., Nihei, M., …Oshio, H. (2017). A multi-redox responsive cyanometalate-based metallogel. Chemistry - A European Journal, 23(7),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 4, 2016
Online Publication Date Jan 6, 2017
Publication Date Feb 1, 2017
Deposit Date Feb 7, 2017
Publicly Available Date Feb 7, 2017
Journal Chemistry - a European Journal
Print ISSN 0947-6539
Electronic ISSN 1521-3765
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 7
Keywords Stimuli-responsive Materials, Sol-gel, Redox Active, Cyanometalate, Supramolecular Chemistry
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Additional Information This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: K. Mitsumoto, J. M. Cameron, R.-J. Wei, H. Nishikawa, T. Shiga, M. Nihei, G. N. Newton, H. Oshio, Chem. Eur. J. 2017, 23, 1502., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


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