Crystals 2012, 2(3), 946-957; doi:10.3390/cryst2030946
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Metallic One-Dimensional Conductors Composed of Axially Ligated (Phthalocyanato)CoIII with Supramolecular Cations of A(EtOH)4 (A = Na and K)

Received: 21 February 2012; in revised form: 29 June 2012 / Accepted: 3 July 2012 / Published: 10 July 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Conductors)
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Abstract: Electrolysis of Na and K salts of the anion dicyano(phthalocyaninato)cobalt(III) (Co(Pc)(CN)2) in ethanol yields one-dimensional partially oxidized salts of A[Co(Pc)(CN)2]2.4(EtOH) (A = Na and K). The cationic component is the supramolecular cation [A(EtOH)4]+, which forms hydrogen bonds with the CN ligands of the Co(Pc)(CN)2 units. The crystal shows metallic conductivity, in contrast to the thermally activated conductivity observed in the isomorphous tetraphenylphosphonium (TPP) salt of TPP[Co(Pc)(CN)2]2. Since the π-π interactions in these isomorphous crystals are nearly the same, the distinctive behavior of the Na and K salts may be attributed to the difference in the degree of charge disproportionation in these crystals.
Keywords: phthalocyanine; partially oxidized salt; hydrogen bond; one-dimensional conductor; charge disproportionation
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Tanaka, Y.; Ishikawa, M.; Watanabe, N.; Takahashi, Y.; Naito, T.; Inabe, T. Metallic One-Dimensional Conductors Composed of Axially Ligated (Phthalocyanato)CoIII with Supramolecular Cations of A(EtOH)4 (A = Na and K). Crystals 2012, 2, 946-957.

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Tanaka Y, Ishikawa M, Watanabe N, Takahashi Y, Naito T, Inabe T. Metallic One-Dimensional Conductors Composed of Axially Ligated (Phthalocyanato)CoIII with Supramolecular Cations of A(EtOH)4 (A = Na and K). Crystals. 2012; 2(3):946-957.

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Tanaka, Yasuhiro; Ishikawa, Manabu; Watanabe, Naoko; Takahashi, Yukihiro; Naito, Toshio; Inabe, Tamotsu. 2012. "Metallic One-Dimensional Conductors Composed of Axially Ligated (Phthalocyanato)CoIII with Supramolecular Cations of A(EtOH)4 (A = Na and K)." Crystals 2, no. 3: 946-957.

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