Temperature and light induced bistability in a Co3[Os(CN)6]2 6 H2O Prussian blue analog. Academic Article uri icon


  • To expand the field of new cyanide materials of the 5d elements, we incorporated the [Os(CN)(6)](3-) anion into PB architectures in combination with the Co(II) cation. Herein, we report the first example of a photomagnetic PB analog containing Os(III) ions. In a similar vein as the prototypical CoFe PB analogs, this compound exhibits a wide variety of properties including Charge Transfer Induced Spin Transition (CTIST), Temperature Induced Excited Spin State Trapping (TIESST), and magnetic ordering.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Avendano, C., Hilfiger, M. G., Prosvirin, A., Sanders, C., Stepien, D., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 101

complete list of authors

  • Avendano, Carolina||Hilfiger, Matthew G||Prosvirin, Andrey||Sanders, Codi||Stepien, Darryl||Dunbar, Kim R

publication date

  • September 2010