A Polymolecular Donor–Acceptor Stack Made of Paraquat and a 1, 5-Dihydroxynaphthalene- Derived Crown Ether


  • This work was supported by the Agricultural and Food, and Science and Engineering Research Councils in the United Kingdom


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Paraquat dications enclosed sandwichlike within and between dodecaoxa[16.16]naphthalenophane macrocycles characterize the solid-state 1:2 complex 1, which forms continuous donor–acceptor stacks. The distances between the ring planes of the naphthalene and paraquat units are uniformly short. The novel complex 1 is of particular interest as a potential organic conductor.