Isotropic Three-Dimensional Molecular Conductor Based on the Coronene Radical Cation (pages 3871–3878)
Yukihiro Yoshida, Mitsuhiko Maesato, Yoshihide Kumagai, Motohiro Mizuno, Kazuhide Isomura, Hideo Kishida, Masanari Izumi, Yoshihiro Kubozono, Akihiro Otsuka, Hideki Yamochi, Gunzi Saito, Kaplan Kirakci, Stéphane Cordier and Christiane Perrin
Article first published online: 20 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201400119
The first coronene cation radical salt was electrochemically obtained by combining coronene with a highly-symmetric Mo6Cl142– cluster unit. The salt has a cubic structure with Pmm symmetry, and merohedrally disordered coronenes undergo an in-plane flipping rotation. The randomly charge-disproportionated coronenes form an isotropic three-dimensional π-conducting network.