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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

Jamie Cameron

Rong Jia Wei

Hiroyuki Nishikawa

Takuya Shiga

Masayuki Nihei

Graham Newton

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2017
Journal Chemistry - a European Journal
Print ISSN 0947-6539
Electronic ISSN 1521-3765
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 7
APA6 Citation 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), doi:10.1002/chem.201605542. ISSN 0947-6539
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 http://onlinelibrary.wi...hem.201605542/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.


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