Elucidating Charge Delocalization in the High-Spin State of aqueous FeII Spin-Crossover Compounds via Time-Resolved Spectroscopy in the X-ray Water Window
1 Max Planck Research Department for Structural Dynamics, University of Hamburg & Center for Free Electron Laser Science, 22607 Hamburg, Germany
2 Ultrafast X-ray Science Lab, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
3 Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
4 Department of Chemistry, Pusan National University, Geumjeong-gu, Busan 609-735, Korea
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We report the first time-resolved spectroscopy of aqueous solution in the Xray water window. Nitrogen K-edge spectra, combined with ab initio calculations, reveal distinct charge delocalization, shedding light on the origins of ultrafast spin crossover.
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