The four-coordinate iron(II) phosphoraniminato complex PhB(MesIm) 3Fe-N=PPh3 undergoes an S = 0 to S = 2 spin transition with TC = 81 K, as determined by variable-temperature magnetic measurements and Mössbauer spectroscopy. Variable-temperature single-crystal X-ray diffraction revealed that the S = 0 to S = 2 transition is associated with an increase in the Fe-C and Fe-N bond distances and a decrease in the N-P bond distance. These structural changes have been interpreted in terms of electronic structure theory.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry