A Neutral Zwitterionic Molecular Solid (pages 14051–14059)
Dr. Abdelkrim El-Ghayoury, Cécile Mézière, Dr. Sergey Simonov, Dr. Leokadiya Zorina, Dr. Manuel Cobián, Dr. Enric Canadell, Dr. Carme Rovira, Dr. Bálint Náfrádi, Dr. Balázs Sipos, Prof. László Forró and Dr. Patrick Batail
Article first published online: 28 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/chem.201001875
Electrostatic envelope: Two neutral chemical objects with ionizable residues, one of which is a π-conjugated zwitterion, self-assemble in a two-dimensional array (see picture). It is predicted that the carriers are probably localized, yet the system is highly conducting. Although not part of the conducting network, a rattling proton deeply impinges on the collective behavior of the holes.