From Coordination Polymer Macrocrystals to Nanometric Individual Chains


  • Financial support from NISAN/IST-2001-38052 and, MAT2001-0664 is acknowledged. Research Projects MCyT-BFM2003-03372, and Grupos Precompetitivos UAM (CS13-541A-9-640). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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Isolated single chains of the coordination polymer [Cd(6-MCP)2 · 2H2O]n (6-MCP = 6-mercaptopurinate) (see Figure and inside cover) have been prepared by ultrasonic dispersion, ultracentrifugation, and deposition on a treated mica surface, and their mechanical and electrical properties studied. The observed insulating behaviour of the chains has been confirmed using density functional theory calculations.