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Black hybrid iodobismuthate containing linear anionic chains

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Three hybrid 1,1′-(1,n-alkanediyl)bis(4-methylpyridinium) iodobismuthates 1–3 were prepared by a facile solution route and showed thermal stability in air up to 230 °C. The structures of solids 1 and 3 contain zero-dimensional anions, and the structure of 2 contains one-dimensional linear anionic chains [BiI5]n2n. Photoluminescence (PL) in the spectral range between 600 and 750 nm was observed for 1 and 2. DFT calculations and optical studies confirmed that compounds 1–3 are semiconductors with band gaps of 1.73–2.10 eV, which correspond with their intense black (for 2) or red (for 1 and 3) colors. The optical absorption of 2 in the red spectral range is primarily due to charge transfer from the I5p orbitals at the top of the valence band to the Bi6p orbitals at the bottom of the conduction band.

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The article was received on 13 Dec 2017, accepted on 06 Mar 2018 and first published on 07 Mar 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04948J
Citation: New J. Chem., 2018,42, 6354-6363

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    Black hybrid iodobismuthate containing linear anionic chains

    V. Yu. Kotov, A. B. Ilyukhin, A. A. Korlyukov, A. F. Smol’yakov and S. A. Kozyukhin, New J. Chem., 2018, 42, 6354
    DOI: 10.1039/C7NJ04948J

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