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Crystals 2012, 2(2), 338-348; doi:10.3390/cryst2020338

Electroactive Bisiminopyridine Ligands: Synthesis and Complexation Studies

CIMI group, Laboratoire MOLTECH-Anjou, CNRS UMR 6200, Université d’Angers, LUNAM Université, 2 bd Lavoisier, 49045 ANGERS cedex, France
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Received: 22 March 2012 / Revised: 6 April 2012 / Accepted: 9 April 2012 / Published: 24 April 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Conductors)
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The condensation reaction of (4-(6,7-dimethyldithio-tetrathiafulvalene)-aniline) with 2,6-diformylpyridine afforded an electroactive Schiff base (N,N,N) pincer (3). This pincer was reacted with Zn(II) cation to yield the corresponding Zinc chloride complex (4). The crystal structure of the newly prepared electroactive zinc complex reveals that the tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) is neutral and the zinc cation is pentacoordinated. The two chlorines are involved in a set of hydrogen bonds giving rise to a 2D supramolecular grid arrangement. The electronic absorption properties and the electrochemical behavior have been elucidated. These two compounds are promising for the construction of crystalline radical cation salts. View Full-Text
Keywords: tetrathiafulvalene; Schiff base; transition metal complex; cyclic voltammetry; UV-Vis spectroscopy tetrathiafulvalene; Schiff base; transition metal complex; cyclic voltammetry; UV-Vis spectroscopy

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Nita, G.; Branzea, D.; Pop, F.; El-Ghayoury, A.; Avarvari, N. Electroactive Bisiminopyridine Ligands: Synthesis and Complexation Studies. Crystals 2012, 2, 338-348.

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