The 2013 M. Frederick Hawthorne Lecture: Low, 2- or 3-Coordination Number Transition Metal Complexes and Their Magnetic Properties

Wed, Oct 30 4:00pm
Cram Conference Room, 3440 Molecular Sciences
Speaker Professor Philip P. Power

The main themes of the lecture will be the presentation of synthetic routes to low-coordinate complexes of the first row transition elements. In addition, their structures, spectroscopic properties, and chemistry will be highlighted. Several of the complexes are characterized by very high orbital magnetic moments, high zero field splittings, and potentially high barriers to spin reversal, and thus potential application as single molecule magnets (SMMs).