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A supramolecular Cd(II)-metallogel: an efficient semiconductive electronic device

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A sonication-based strategy for the synthesis of a functional supramolecular Cd(II)-metallogel (CdA-OX) has been achieved through mixing cadmium(II) acetate dihydrate and oxalic acid dihydrate, a low molecular weight gelator (LMWG), in N,N-dimethyl formamide solvent at room temperature under atmospheric pressure. The mechanical properties of the supramolecular Cd(II)-metallogel were investigated through a rheological study. The pebble-like self-assembly hierarchical architecture of the supramolecular metallohydrogel was visualized through field emission scanning electron microscopy investigations. The electrical properties of the metallogel were thoroughly examined and indicate its semiconducting nature. Based on its conducting properties, the Cd(II)-metallogel was successfully applied to a Schottky barrier diode. Overall, this work is a novel instance of technologically challenging electronic device application of a Cd(II)-metallogel.

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The article was received on 18 Sep 2018, accepted on 16 Nov 2018 and first published on 16 Nov 2018

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03773F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2018,47, 17412-17420

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    A supramolecular Cd(II)-metallogel: an efficient semiconductive electronic device

    S. Dhibar, A. Dey, S. Majumdar, D. Ghosh, A. Mandal, P. P. Ray and B. Dey, Dalton Trans., 2018, 47, 17412
    DOI: 10.1039/C8DT03773F

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