Charge transfer and partial oxidation in the conductive hydrocarbon-iodine complex "2perylene•3I2"

Robert C. Teitelbaum, Stanley L. Ruby, Tobin J Marks

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It has long been thought that the highly conductive complexes formed between elemental iodine and various polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are molecular complexes; i.e., they contain iodine as I2. In this contribution we report resonance Raman and iodine-129 Mössbauer spectroscopic characterization of the form of the iodine in the most highly conductive of these materials: "2perylene•3I2". We find that "2perylene•3I2" is not a molecular complex, but rather a partially oxidized, mixed-valence compound, the charge distribution of which can be approximately formulated on the basis of the spectral data as (pervlene)+0.4(I3-•2I2) 0.4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7568-7573
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 1979


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