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Nanoparticles of molecule-based conductors

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State of the art molecule-based conductors that have been isolated as nanoparticles are reviewed. Research efforts in this field is justified by their insolubility and low vapour pressure, making their integration into electronic devices difficult. Their availability as nanoparticles would allow researchers to study their properties at the nanoscale and as stable dispersions, offering new opportunities for processing. Molecular conductors and superconductors that have been isolated as nanoparticles are: TTF·TCNQ, TTF[Ni(dmit)2]2, TTFCl0.77 and TTFBr0.59, (BEDT-TTF)Cl0.66 and (BEDT-TTF)2Br, (TMTSF)2ClO4 and (TMTSF)2PF6. Nanoparticle formation and shape depend on the stabilizing agent used for controlling the growth: ionic liquids, long-chain ammonium salts or neutral liquid polymers. The conductivities of the nanoparticle powders are reported.

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The article was received on 23 May 2013, accepted on 12 Jul 2013 and first published on 16 Jul 2013

Article type: Focus
DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ00555K
Citation: New J. Chem., 2013,37, 3331-3336
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    Nanoparticles of molecule-based conductors

    D. de Caro, L. Valade, C. Faulmann, K. Jacob, D. Van Dorsselaer, I. Chtioui, L. Salmon, A. Sabbar, S. El Hajjaji, E. Pérez, S. Franceschi and J. Fraxedas, New J. Chem., 2013, 37, 3331
    DOI: 10.1039/C3NJ00555K

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