DBTTF-TCNQ: A fractionally-charged organic salt with a mixed-stack crystalline motif

T. J. Kistenmacher, T. J. Emge, F. M. Wiygul, W. A. Bryden, J. S. Chappell, J. P. Stokes, L. Y. Chiang, D. O. Cowan, A. N. Bloch

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X-Ray diffraction measurements demonstrate that the organic charge-transfer salt formed from the donor(D) DBTTF and the acceptor(A) TCNQ exists as a mixed stack(...DADA...) crystalline array. From the donor and acceptor geometries and solid state infrared spectrum, an unusual charge transfer(for a ...DADA... motif) of 0.47e is derived. The Madelung contribution, -2.9 eV/DA pair, has been evaluated and found to be deficient relative to the cost of ionization of the components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-417
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry

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