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Crown ether alkali metal TCNQ complexes revisited – the impact of smaller cation complexes on their solid-state architecture and properties

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Abstract

The solid-state behaviour of four alkali metal TCNQ complexes: (15-crown-5)LiTCNQ (1), (15-crown-5)NaTCNQ (2), (15-crown-5)Li(TCNQ)2·H2O (3·H2O) and (15-crown-5)Na(TCNQ)2·H2O (4·H2O) has been explored by single crystal X-ray diffraction, infrared (IR), Raman and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) measurements. The presence of a small cation and ionophore leads to subtle changes in behaviour compared with their larger alkali metal analogues and in the hydrated salts water bridges form links between the crown-encapsulated cations and neighbouring TCNQ stacks.

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The article was received on 18 Feb 2019, accepted on 30 Apr 2019 and first published on 30 Apr 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00234K
CrystEngComm, 2019, Advance Article

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    Crown ether alkali metal TCNQ complexes revisited – the impact of smaller cation complexes on their solid-state architecture and properties

    B. Yan, P. N. Horton, A. E. Russell, C. J. Wedge, S. C. Weston and M. C. Grossel, CrystEngComm, 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CE00234K

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