Humidity-sensitive magnet composed of a cyano-bridged Co II-NbIV dimetallic assembly

Kenta Imoto, Daisuke Takahashi, Yoshihide Tsunobuchi, Wataru Kosaka, Michio Arai, Hiroko Tokoro, Shin Ichi Ohkoshi

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Nanoporous magnetic materials composed of metal-assembled complexes are expected to exhibit chemical sensitivity. In this work, we observed a humidity-induced reversible change between ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism in a new type of a cobalt octacyanoniobate based magnet in the high-humidity region. This humidity response is caused by the adsorption and desorption of non-coordinated water (so-called zeolitic water) molecules in the interstitial site. Such a phenomenon is achieved by the structural flexibility of an octacyanometalate-based magnet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4079-4082
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sept
Externally publishedYes


  • Cobalt
  • Cyano-bridged assembly
  • Humidity response
  • Magnetic properties
  • Niobium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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