Conductive Nanostructures of MMX Chains (pages 1451–1457)
Alejandro Guijarro, Oscar Castillo, Lorena Welte, Arrigo Calzolari, Pablo J. Sanz Miguel, Carlos J. Gómez-García, David Olea, Rosa di Felice, Julio Gómez-Herrero and Felix Zamora
Article first published online: 31 MAR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200901901
[Pt2(RCS2)4I] (R = alkyl) polymers show metallic electrical conductivity in the crystal phases. A Pt-based MMX that shows phase transitions with the temperature is presented and a novel charge-ordering state is disclosed. The polymer is finally adsorbed on an insulating surface to form conducting nanostructures. The results suggest MMX chains as candidates for molecular wires.