Ligand-driven light-induced spin crossover

This research aims to induce spin crossover (SCO) by ligand-driven light-induced spin change (LD-LISC). The framework takes design elements from a potent oxidative enzyme cytochrome P450 including a first-row transition metal, redox active ligand and hydrogen bonding units where the photoactive axial ligand will tune the metal ligand field allowing for observable SCO and turning on reactivity.