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Precursor compounds for organic metals and nonlinear optical devices from carbohydratederived hydroxymethylfurfuraldehyde:[1, 2] Furanoid electron donors and push/pull substituted compounds

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  • Ulrich Schöberl,

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Regensburg Universitatsstrasse 31, W-8400 Regensburg (FRG)
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  • Dr. Josef Salbeck,

    1. Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Regensburg Universitatsstrasse 31, W-8400 Regensburg (FRG)
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  • Prof. Jörg Daub

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    1. Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Regensburg Universitatsstrasse 31, W-8400 Regensburg (FRG)
    • Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Regensburg Universitatsstrasse 31, W-8400 Regensburg (FRG)
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  • Financial support by Bundesminister fur Forschung and Technologie is gratefully acknowledged. We thank Dr. W Rozdzinski, University of, Stuttgart for providing us with mass spectra.

Abstract

Non-food applications of industrially accessible low-molecular-weight carbohydrates are examined. Available from, for example, sucrose, starch, or cellulose, the carbohydrates are shown to form the basis of conducting charge-transfer salts or materials with nonlinear optical properties. The compound shown in the figure, for example, which is based on a furan unit obtainable from glucose, is shown to form a stable charge-transfer salt with TCNQ exhibiting a powder conductivity of 10−2 S/cm at room temperature.

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