A semiconductive nickel--phosphine coordination polymer**


  • This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Fundamental Interactions Branch. We thank Gary Reitz for assistance in the gpc measurements.


Communication: Organometallic polymers with a transition-metal ion incorporated into a conjugated chain are of potential interest as conductors and semiconductors. The structural criteria which are known to enhance conductivity, such as strong ligand–metal interactions, co-planarity of aromatic ligands, and high molecular weight, are met by the new material shown in the Figure.

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