Mössbauer Spectroscopy and the Coordination Chemistry of Iron

  • William Michael Reiff
  • Gary J. Long
Part of the Modern Inorganic Chemistry book series (MICE, volume 1)


Since its discovery, Mössbauer spectroscopy has proven to be a powerful technique in many aspects of chemistry, physics, and biology. In this chapter we discuss recent research which has used Mössbauer spectroscopy to follow the formation of new inorganic materials and to probe structural and magnetic phase transformations in inorganic compounds. To a large extent, Mössbauer spectroscopy can now be considered an additional tool, much like infrared and NMR spectroscopy, for the synthetic chemist in following the preparation of new materials. It becomes especially important in studying systems which refuse to yield single crystals or are either insoluble or decompose in solution. We illustrate the value of Mössbauer spectroscopy to the synthetic inorganic chemist through several types of iron compounds. Many similar examples of its use in tin synthetic chemistry are known, but will not be discussed in this chapter.


Mossbauer Spectroscopy Coordination Chemistry Isomer Shift Quadrupole Splitting Electric Field Gradient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Michael Reiff
    • 1
  • Gary J. Long
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Missouri-RollaRollaUSA

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