Nanocrystals of a metal-organic complex exhibit remarkably high conductivity that increases in a single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation

Kristin M. Hutchins, Thilini P. Rupasinghe, Lindsay R. Ditzler, Dale C. Swenson, John R.G. Sander, Jonas Baltrusaitis, Alexei V. Tivanski, Leonard R. Macgillivray

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Abstract

Ag(I) is used to form a π-stacked metal-organic solid that exhibits remarkably high electrical conductivity. The solid undergoes a single-crystal-to-single-crystal [2+2] photodimerization to generate a 1D coordination polymer with over 40% higher conductivity. The Ag(I) complex represents the first example of an increase in conductivity resulting from a [2+2] photodimerization. Density of states calculations show a higher contribution from Ag(I) ions to the valence band in the photodimerized solid, supporting the increase in conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6778-6781
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume136
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 2014

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    Hutchins, K. M., Rupasinghe, T. P., Ditzler, L. R., Swenson, D. C., Sander, J. R. G., Baltrusaitis, J., Tivanski, A. V., & Macgillivray, L. R. (2014). Nanocrystals of a metal-organic complex exhibit remarkably high conductivity that increases in a single-crystal-to-single-crystal transformation. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 136(19), 6778-6781. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja4131774