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Article Dans Une Revue CrystEngComm Année : 2022

[4]Helicene based anions in electrocrystallization with tetrachalcogenafulvalene donors †

Nicolas Zigon
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Narcis Avarvari


Electrocrystallization is an ubiquitous tool for the assembly of ions formed in situ from electroactive precursors into ordered crystalline macroscopic assemblies. Using tetrachalcogeno-fulvalene derivatives, many conducting and superconducting materials have been developed over the past fifty years, generally refered to as organic molecular conductors. The introduction of chirality in the structure of such molecular materials is triggered by the possible observation of exotic physical effects such as electrical Magneto-Chiral Anisotropy (eMChA). Chirality is more commonly brought by the organic electron donor, rather than the inorganic counter-anion. Herein the synthesis of organic electrolytes based on a [4]helicene scaffold is described. Tetrabutylammonium salts of [4]helicene carboxylate and sulfonate have been synthesized and characterized. Electrocrystallizations with three organic donors, namely tetramethyl-TTF (TMTTF), bis(ethylenedithio)-TTF (BEDT-TTF) and tetramethyl-tetraselenafulvalene (TMTSF) provided crystals whose X-ray analysis on single crystal is reported. While a covalent adduct of TMTTF has been observed with the carboxylate salt as electrolyte, the structures display either discrete organic donor stacks for TMTTF and TMTSF, or chains of laterally connected dimers for BEDTTTF when sulfonate salts were used.


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Nicolas Zigon, Narcis Avarvari. [4]Helicene based anions in electrocrystallization with tetrachalcogenafulvalene donors †. CrystEngComm, 2022, 24 (10), pp.1942-1947. ⟨10.1039/D2CE00091A⟩. ⟨hal-03855049⟩
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