The Potential of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Components for Electronically Active Materials

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Title: The Potential of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Components for Electronically Active Materials
Authors: Schuster, Oliver
Mercs, Laszlo
Albrecht, Martin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3738
Date: Mar-2010
Abstract: The application of N-heterocyclic carbene complexes as active sites in materials other than catalysis has been remarkably scarce. Inspired by the — often misleading — ‘carbene’ label, which implies a substantial degree of M=C π bonding, we have been interested in evaluating the potential of N-heterocylclic carbene complexes as building blocks for constructing electronically active materials. Electron mobility via the metal-carbon bond has been investigated in monometallic imidazol-2-ylidene complexes and subsequently expanded to polymetallic systems. In particular, ditopic benzobisimidazolium-derived ligands have been explored for the fabrication of bimetallic molecular switches and main-chain conjugated organometallic polymers. Electrochemical analyses have allowed for quantifying the degree of electronic coupling between the metal sites and for identifying the key parameters that govern the intermetallic communication.
Funding Details: European Research Council
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Swiss Chemical Society
Copyright (published version): 2010 Swiss Chemical Society
Keywords: N-heterocyclic carbene;Molecular electronics
Subject LCSH: Carbenes (Methylene compounds)
Molecular electronics
DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2010.184
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Chemistry Research Collection

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