Phthalocyanine molecular metals by electrocrystallization techniques, unusual anion and oxidation state phenomena

M. Almeida, M. G. Kanatzidis, L. M. Tonge, T. J. Marks, W. J. McCarthy, H. O. Marcy, C. R. Kannewurf

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High-temperature electrocrystallization techniques afford (Ni(Pc) (C104)y crystals in the stoichiometry range y ≈ 0.39-0.47. The 300 K crystal structure of Ni(Pc)(C104)0.42 consists of stacks of Ni(Pc)+0.42 units and disordered, off-axis C104 ions. At lower temperature, there is diffractometric evidence for anion ordering. Variable-temperature conductivity data exhibit discontinuous behavior below ca. 150 K which may reflect the anion ordering. Thermoelectric power and optical reflectivity data are characteristic of a low-dimensional molecular metal and are also in accord with sample-dependent y values. Both measurements yield a tight-binding bandwidth of ca. 1.5(1) eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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