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Molecules 2018, 23(2), 424;

Gold and Nickel Extended Thiophenic-TTF Bisdithiolene Complexes

C2TN, Centro de Ciências e Tecnologias Nucleares, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, E.N. 10 ao km 139.7, 2695-066 Bobadela LRS, Portugal
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Received: 19 January 2018 / Revised: 5 February 2018 / Accepted: 9 February 2018 / Published: 14 February 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coordination Chemistry for Devices and Functional Materials)
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Gold and nickel bisdithiolene complexes with methyl and tert-butyl substituted thiophenetetrathiafulavalenedithiolate ligands (α-mtdt and α-tbtdt) were prepared and characterized. These complexes were obtained, under anaerobic conditions, as tetrabutylammonium salts. The diamagnetic gold monoanion (n-Bu4N)[Au(α-mtdt)2] (3) and nickel dianionic species (n-Bu4N)x[Ni(α-mtdt)2] (x = 1,2) (4) were similar to the related non-substituted extended thiophenic-TTF (TTF = tetrathiafulvalene) bisdithiolenes. However the introduction of the large, bulky substituent tert-butyl, led to the formation of a Au (I) dinuclear complex, (n-Bu4N)2[Au2(α-tbtdt)2] (5). The neutral methyl substituted gold and nickel complexes were easily obtained through air or iodine exposure as polycrystalline or amorphous fine powder. [Au(α-mtdt)2] (6) and [Ni(α-mtdt)2] (7) polycrystalline samples display properties of a metallic system with a room temperature electrical conductivity of 0.32 S/cm and ≈4 S/cm and a thermoelectric power of ≈5 µV/K and ≈32 µV/K, respectively. While [Au(α-mtdt)2] (6) presented a Pauli-like magnetic susceptibility typical of conducting systems, in [Ni(α-mtdt)2] (7) large magnetic susceptibilities indicative of high spin states were observed. Both electric transport properties and magnetic properties for gold and nickel [M(α-mtdt)2] are indicative that these compounds are single component molecular conductors. View Full-Text
Keywords: gold bisdithiolene complexes; nickel bisdithiolene complexes; thiophenetetrathiafulavalenedithiolate ligands; single component molecular conductors gold bisdithiolene complexes; nickel bisdithiolene complexes; thiophenetetrathiafulavalenedithiolate ligands; single component molecular conductors

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Silva, R.A.L.; Vieira, B.J.C.; Andrade, M.M.; Santos, I.C.; Rabaça, S.; Lopes, E.B.; Coutinho, J.T.; Pereira, L.C.J.; Almeida, M.; Belo, D. Gold and Nickel Extended Thiophenic-TTF Bisdithiolene Complexes. Molecules 2018, 23, 424.

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