Synthesis and characterization of new metal complexes with unusual coordination environment towards gas sensing applications


The project will involve the synthesis of new coordination complexes based on transition metals and lanthanides with vacant sites in their ligand sphere. The complexes will be fully characterized, including their magnetic properties. Thin films of the synthesized complexes will be prepared on different substrates by various wet and vacuum techniques and the spectroscopic and electrical properties of theses thin films will be characterized. The sensing abilities towards environmental hazardous gases will be investigated.