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New Crystal Packing Arrangements in Radical Cation Salts of BEDT-TTF with [Cr(NCS)6]3- and [Cr(NCS)5(NH3)]2-

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Bill CleggORCiD, Dr Ross Harrington



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BEDT-TTF forms three packing arrangement styles in its radical cation salts with [Cr(NCS)6]3- in two of which two trans-oriented isothiocyanate ligands penetrate the BEDT-TTF layers either at the point where a solvent (nitrobenzene) is incorporated in a stack of donors or by four donor molecules forming a “tube” motif to accept a ligand at each end along with a small solvent molecule in between (acetonitrile). The [Cr(NCS)5NH3]2- ion forms a related crystal packing arrangement with BEDT-TTF with a reduction in the number of “tube” motifs needed to accept an isothiocyanate ligand.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Brooks AC, Martin L, Day P, Clegg W, Harrington RW, Wallis JD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Polyhedron

Year: 2015

Volume: 102

Pages: 75-81

Print publication date: 14/12/2015

Online publication date: 31/07/2015

Acceptance date: 07/07/2015

Date deposited: 11/05/2015

ISSN (print): 0277-5387

ISSN (electronic): 1873-3719

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.poly.2015.07.013


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