Electric and magnetic properties of the radical salts ET5[B10I10]·(CH2Cl2)0.8 and ET11[P2W18O62]·3H2O

Carlos Gimenez-Saiz, J. Derek Woollins, Alexandra M Z Slawin, Eugenio Coronado, Jose M. Martinez-Agudo, Carlos J. Gomez-Garcia, Neil Robertson

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Two radical salts formed by the organic donor bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene (ET) and the large inorganic clusters [B10I10]2- and [P2W18O62]6- were characterized. The use of bulky inorganic anions in these materials induces unusual structural packings in the organic sublattice. In both salts, there is a high number of crystallography independent ET molecules forming exotic zigzag chains and which, in the case of the Dawson-Wells polyoxoanion, leads to the highest donor to anion ratio. In the [B10I10]2- salt, the ethylene groups of the ET molecules bend towards the I atoms to form the most hydrogen bonds. Physically, this salt is a semiconductor due to the existence of dimers of fully ionized ET molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-764
Number of pages10
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 6th International Conference on Molecule Based Magnets (ICMM'98) - Seignosse, France
Duration: 12 Sept 199817 Sept 1998


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