Enantiopure Conducting Salts of Dimethylbis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene (DM-BEDT-TTF) with the Hexachlororhenate(IV) Anion

Flavia Pop, Magali Allain, Pascale Auban-Senzier, José Martínez-Lillo, Francesc Lloret, Miguel Julve, Enric Canadell, Narcis Avarvari

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    Copyright © 2014 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. The enantiopure radical cation salts [(S,S)-DM-BEDT-TTF]4[ReCl6] ([(S,S)-1]4[ReCl6]) and [(R,R)-DM-BEDT-TTF]4[ReCl6] ([(R,R)-1]4[ReCl6]) [DM-BEDT-TTF = dimethylbis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene] have been prepared by electrocrystallization of the chiral precursor DM-BEDT-TTF in the presence of NBu4[ReCl5(pyrazine)] (NBu4 = tetra-n-butylammonium cation; pyz = pyrazine) as supporting electrolyte. The single-crystal X-ray analysis shows that the compounds crystallize in the triclinic system, non-centrosymmetric space group P1, and that the donors arrange in parallel columns. The four independent donor molecules possess approximate charges of +1, +1/2, +1/2 and 0, according to the structural parameter analysis and band-structure calculations, which also support the semiconducting behaviour of the materials. The rhenium(IV) ion in both compounds is six-coordinate with six chloro atoms that describe a slightly distorted octahedral environment with Re-Cl distances that cover the short range 2.348-2.374 Å. Magnetic measurements on polycrystalline samples of [(S,S)-1]4[ReCl6] and [(R,R)-1]4[ReCl6] have been investigated in the temperature range 2-295 K. They are practically identical and confirm the presence of high-spin S = 3/2 [ReCl6]2- isolated monomers together with a Pauli paramagnetism, typical of this kind of system. The magnetic susceptibility data are thoroughly reproduced over the whole temperature range with a simple model of isolated S = 3/2 ions with a zero-field splitting plus a temperature-independent paramagnetism (TIP), and the best-fit parameters being gRe = 1.875(2), |D| = 4.50(3) cm-1 and TIP = 3630(20)×10-6 cm3mol-1 (2D is the energy gap between the MS = ±3/2 and MS = ±1/2 Kramers doublets).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3855-3862
    JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
    Issue number24
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2014


    • Chirality
    • Conducting materials
    • Heterocycles
    • Magnetic properties
    • Radical ions
    • Rhenium


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