Importance of alkyl chain-length on the self-assembly of new Ni(qdt) 2 complexes and charge transport properties

Xiong Bo Yang, Li Zhou, Long Biao Huang, Jia Ju Xu, Ye Zhou, Su Ting Han, Zong Xiang Xu, Victor C.Y. Lau, Micheal Hon-Wah Lam, Wai Yeung WONG, V. A.L. Roy*

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A series of ionic complexes composed with ([Ni(qdt)2] 2-) and alkyl substituted asymmetric viologen derivatives (AV +) as cations have been synthesized and characterized. A slight change in the length of the alkyl chain of AV+ alters the cation-anion packing and leads to different charge transport properties of these complexes. Here, we establish a structure-property relationship of Ni(qdt) 2 complexes by structurally modifying the cations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12075-12079
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 14 Aug 2013

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