In the spirit of the renewed interest in mixed stack charge-transfer (CT) crystals, made up by alternating π electron-donor and acceptor molecules, we focus attention on a forgotten donor, 1,1,4,4-tetrathiabutadiene (TTB), synthesized more than 35 years ago. We present a spectroscopic and computational characterization of the neutral TTB, and fully characterize the CT crystal with TCNQ. TTB-TCNQ is a mixed stack crystal, with limited degree of CT (about 0.1), despite TTB electron donating strength is only a little smaller than that of the famous TTF. This finding is explained by the small value of the Madelung energy, that we evaluate by a well tested computational approach.

Extensive study of the electron donor 1,1,4,4-tetrathiabutadiene (TTB) and of its charge transfer crystal with TCNQ / Castagnetti N., A; Girlando, A.; Masino, M.; Rizzoli, C.; Ajayakumar, M. R.; Mas-Torrent, M.; Rovira, C.. - In: SYNTHETIC METALS. - ISSN 0379-6779. - 235(2018), pp. 29-33. [10.1016/j.synthmet.2017.11.007]

Extensive study of the electron donor 1,1,4,4-tetrathiabutadiene (TTB) and of its charge transfer crystal with TCNQ

Girlando A.;Masino M.;Rizzoli C.;
2018

Abstract

In the spirit of the renewed interest in mixed stack charge-transfer (CT) crystals, made up by alternating π electron-donor and acceptor molecules, we focus attention on a forgotten donor, 1,1,4,4-tetrathiabutadiene (TTB), synthesized more than 35 years ago. We present a spectroscopic and computational characterization of the neutral TTB, and fully characterize the CT crystal with TCNQ. TTB-TCNQ is a mixed stack crystal, with limited degree of CT (about 0.1), despite TTB electron donating strength is only a little smaller than that of the famous TTF. This finding is explained by the small value of the Madelung energy, that we evaluate by a well tested computational approach.
Extensive study of the electron donor 1,1,4,4-tetrathiabutadiene (TTB) and of its charge transfer crystal with TCNQ / Castagnetti N., A; Girlando, A.; Masino, M.; Rizzoli, C.; Ajayakumar, M. R.; Mas-Torrent, M.; Rovira, C.. - In: SYNTHETIC METALS. - ISSN 0379-6779. - 235(2018), pp. 29-33. [10.1016/j.synthmet.2017.11.007]
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