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Contrasting crystal packing arrangements in triiodide salts of radical cations of chiral bis(pyrrolo[3,4-d])tetrathiafulvalenes

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



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Crystal structures of six 1:1 triiodide salts of a series of enantiopure bis(pyrrolo[3,4-d])TTF derivatives, the first structures of radical cation salts reported for this bis(pyrrolo) donor system, show three different arrangements of triiodide ions, organised either in head-to-tail pairs, in infinite lines, or in a castellated arrangement. The complex crystal structures, obtained by electrocrystallisation, are influenced by the presence of solvent, for example changing an ABCABC packing arrangement to ABAB with inclusion of THF, as well as by the size of the chiral side chain.

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Author(s): Martin L, Yang S, Brooks AC, Horton PN, Male L, Moulfi O, Harmand L, Day P, Clegg W, Harrington RW, Wallis JD

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: CrystEngComm

Year: 2015

Volume: 17

Issue: 38

Pages: 7354-7362

Print publication date: 14/10/2015

Online publication date: 20/08/2015

Acceptance date: 19/08/2015

Date deposited: 20/10/2015

ISSN (electronic): 1466-8033

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/c5ce01430a


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