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Crystals 2013, 3(1), 112-119; doi:10.3390/cryst3010112
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Solvent-Included Ternary Charge-Transfer Salt (BEDT-TTF)2GaCl4(C6H5Cl)0.5, (BEDT-TTF = Bis(ethyelenedithio)-tetrathiafulvalene)

1,*  and 2
1 Beijing National Laboratory of Molecular Science (BNLMS), Organic Solid Laboratory, Center of Molecular Science (CMS) & Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China 2 School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
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Received: 27 November 2012 / Revised: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 January 2013 / Published: 18 February 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Conductors)
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Abstract

The synthesis, crystal structure, and conductivity of a solvent-included ternary charge-transfer salt (BEDT-TTF)2GaCl4(C6H5Cl)0.5 (1) is described and interpreted. Electrochemical oxidation of neutral bis(ethyelenedithio)-tetrathiafulvalene (BEDT-TTF) in the presence of (Me4N)Ga(C2O4)Cl2 in a mixture of C6H5Cl and C2H5OH yields crystals of 1. Compound 1 crystallized as a monoclinic C 2/c space group with cell parameters: a = 47.0615(4) Å, b = 6.7895(1) Å, c = 31.6297(4) Å, β = 132.064(1)°, V = 7503.0(2) Å3, Z = 8 at 293 K and a = 46.4767(5) Å, b = 6.7398(1) Å, c = 31.0778(4) Å, β = 131.630(1)°, V = 7267.4(2) Å3, Z = 8 at 120 K. The formal charge of the donor molecule was assigned as +0.5 from bond lengths in the TTF core. The donor molecules stack with C―···S contacts along the c direction and side-to-side SS contacts along the b direction to form a two-dimensional donor layer on the bc plane. In the anion sheet, C6H5Cl chain is sandwiched by two GaCl4 chains with ClCl contacts. Compound 1 shows semiconductive behavior with Ea = 124 meV between room-temperature and 150 K and σ300K = 1 S·cm−1.
Keywords: organic conductor; solvent molecule; crystal structure; charge-transfer salt organic conductor; solvent molecule; crystal structure; charge-transfer salt
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Zhang, B.; Zhang, Y. Solvent-Included Ternary Charge-Transfer Salt (BEDT-TTF)2GaCl4(C6H5Cl)0.5, (BEDT-TTF = Bis(ethyelenedithio)-tetrathiafulvalene). Crystals 2013, 3, 112-119.

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