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Tetrathiafulvalene: the advent of organic metals

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Abstract

Tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) is among the most versatile and well-known molecules which exhibits outstanding redox properties and a remarkable electron donor character. Its first synthesis was published in a short communication by Wudl in 1970. In this viewpoint, its synthesis and characterization are discussed and, most importantly, the significance of TTF in the development of electrically conducting materials (organic or synthetic metals) and its further application in molecular electronics are highlighted.

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The article was received on 10 Jan 2013, accepted on 12 Jun 2013 and first published on 13 Jun 2013


Article type: Viewpoint
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC00240C
Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 7025-7027

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    Tetrathiafulvalene: the advent of organic metals

    N. Martín, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 7025
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC00240C

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