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The synthesis, redox properties and X-ray crystal structures of two new tetrathiafulvalene-thiophene donors

Abstract

The functionalisation of tetrathiafulvalene with thiophene units is reported via the synthesis of two multiredox compounds 4 and 5. The two molecules represent a fused structure (4) and a TTF-thiophene system directly linked by a single bond (5); both compounds are endowed with ' 2,5-positions within the thiophene ring, making them accessible to polymerisation reactions. The solution electrochemistry of 4 and 5 reveals the redox properties of the two components: a three-stage oxidation process is seen in each case. Charge-transfer complexes have been prepared, using TCNQ or TCNQF4 as the electron acceptor, with conductivities in the range of 104 to 0.22Scm1. Compounds 4 and 5 have been studied by X-ray crystallography; the former exhibits kappa-packing whilst the latter shows a high degree of conjugation between the two donor moieties.

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J. Mater. Chem., 1998,8, 1719-1724
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The synthesis, redox properties and X-ray crystal structures of two new tetrathiafulvalene-thiophene donors

P. J. Skabara, K. Müllen, M. R. Bryce, J. A. K. Howard and A. S. Batsanov, J. Mater. Chem., 1998, 8, 1719
DOI: 10.1039/A803027H

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