From Coordination Polymer Macrocrystals to Nanometric Individual Chains (pages 1761–1765)
D. Olea, S. S. Alexandre, P. Amo-Ochoa, A. Guijarro, F. de Jesús, J. M. Soler, P. J. de Pablo, F. Zamora and J. Gómez-Herrero
Article first published online: 8 JUL 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200401687
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.