Preparation of Organic Metals and Insulators: Some Ideas and Guidelines

  • Jerry B. Torrance
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


Organic π-molecular donors and acceptors have been found to form a wide variety of charge transfer salts, with a wide variety of physical properties. Historically, interest has been sharply focused on those few which have a high d.c. electrical conductivity at room temperature and on how to design new organic metals. In the future, however, we anticipate that interest will broaden to include the understanding of how to make the various types of nonconducting salts. Considering the difficulty of making predictions for any material, any discussion of how to prepare an organic material with a particular property must be regarded as speculative, particularly in such a new and complex field as organic charge transfer salts. Thus, the ideas presented here should be regarded as a crude basis or starting point which must be tested, modified and improved.


Charge Transfer Complex Salt Mixed Valence Organic Metal Halide Salt 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry B. Torrance
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  1. 1.IBM Research LaboratorySan JoseUSA

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