New Directions in Organic Electronic Materials Based on Tetrathiafulvalene
Widespread interest has been shown recently in the chemistry1 and physics2 of charge-transfer salts based on the organic π-donor, tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) since some of these materials were found to display unusual metal-like properties. This paper will describe two approaches that we have taken for preparing new organic electronic materials based on some of the insights and understanding gained from studying TTF. The first approach is essentially synthetic in orientation, and involves the preparation of extended π-systems based on the TTF ring system. The second approach involves the study of electron transport in less ordered systems, namely polymeric materials in which TTF has been incorporated as a pendant group.
KeywordsPendant Group Yorktown Height Transition Metal Salt Acceptor Unit Ganic Solvent
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