The Potential of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Components for Electronically Active Materials
|Title:||The Potential of N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes as Components for Electronically Active Materials||Authors:||Schuster, Oliver
|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)
|DOI:||10.2533/chimia.2010.184||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed|
|Appears in Collections:||Chemistry Research Collection|
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