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Crystals 2012, 2(3), 1283-1290; doi:10.3390/cryst2031283

Structural and Electrical Properties of the τ-(P-S,S-DMEDT-TTF)2 (AuCl2) (AuCl2)y Compound with (y ≈ 0.9)

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Institute of Advanced Materials, Physicochemical Processes, Nanotechnology and Microsystems, Department of Materials Science, National Centre for Scientific Research (NCSR) “Demokritos”, Aghia Paraskevi Attikis 153 10, Greece
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Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens 11635, Greece
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Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan
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Received: 24 May 2012 / Revised: 6 July 2012 / Accepted: 16 August 2012 / Published: 3 September 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Conductors)
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The compound τ-(P-S,S-DMEDT-TTF)2(AuCl2) (AuCl2)y (where P-S,S-DMEDT-TTF is the compound pyrazino-(S,S)-dimethyl-ethylenedithio-tetrathiofulvale) crystallizes in the non-centrosymmetric space group I-42d, with a = 7.3260(1) Å and c = 67.5487(12) Å (RT data) and remains tetragonal in the temperature range from RT to 100 K. This compound is a quasi-two-dimensional material and the relation of the lattice of the order part of the structure created by the donor molecules with that of the disordered anion lattice revealed by intense diffusion streaks give a value of y ≈ 0.9. In contrast to the Br and I analogs or the related compounds which contain the compound ethylenedioxy-S,S-dimethylenedithiotetrathiafulvalene (abbreviated as EDO-S,S-DMEDT-TTF) as donor and which exhibit anisotropic metallic behavior down to low temperature, this compound is anisotropic semiconductor in the same temperature range. The appearance of satellites on the diffraction images recorded below 110 K indicates a structural change. Resistivity measurements show that this material is a semiconductor with anisotropy σac of ca. 400–1400 at room temperature. View Full-Text
Keywords: organic semiconductor; quasi-two-dimensional; crystal structure; diffusion intensity; low temperature diffraction organic semiconductor; quasi-two-dimensional; crystal structure; diffusion intensity; low temperature diffraction
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Psycharis, V.; Mousdis, G.A.; Murata, K.; Papavassiliou, G.C. Structural and Electrical Properties of the τ-(P-S,S-DMEDT-TTF)2 (AuCl2) (AuCl2)y Compound with (y ≈ 0.9). Crystals 2012, 2, 1283-1290.

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