Conductive Molecular Crystals: Metallic Behavior in Partially Oxidized Porphyrin, Tetrabenzporphyrin, and Phthalocyanine

  • Brian M. Hoffman
  • Terry E. Phillips
  • Charles J. Schramm
  • Scott K. Wright
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 1)


Because of their highly anisotropic and sometimes spectacular electrical, magnetic and optical characteristics, molecular crystals with strongly one-dimensional interactions are of great current interest to chemists and physicists.1 The discovery that molecular solids can exhibit characteristics previously associated only with “true” metals presents the opportunity of utilizing the techniques of synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry to deliberately tailor the properties of the constituent molecules in order to achieve desired materials properties. We have thus initiated a program of the synthesis and characterization of new classes of highly conducting molecular crystals composed of planar transition metal-macrocycle (ML) complexes.2–7


Partial Oxidation Molecular Crystal Constituent Molecule Molecular Solid Microwave Conductivity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian M. Hoffman
    • 1
  • Terry E. Phillips
    • 1
  • Charles J. Schramm
    • 1
  • Scott K. Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Materials Research CenterNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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