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

Kristin 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. © 2014 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6778-6781
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
StatePublished - May 14 2014

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