Synthesis and characterization of sterically and electronically tuned ligands toward magnetic control of iron and cobalt complexes
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Presented within this dissertation are the syntheses and characterizations of iron and cobalt complexes featuring ligands designed to tune the magnetic properties. Two key magnetic phenomena are of interest: spin crossover and single-molecule magnetism. Both of these topics are known to be significantly influenced by subtle changes in coordination and inter- and intramolecular interactions. The overarching goal is to understand how the magnetic properties of the metal center can be controlled via electronic and steric modifications. In Chapter 1, I offer a brief introduction into the background ...