J. Phys. IV France
Volume 114, April 2004
Page(s) 449 - 453

J. Phys. IV France
114 (2004) 449
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004114105

Crystal design of cation-radical salts based on the supramolecular self-organizing arrangement of mellitate anions

T. Inabe1, 1, N. Kobayashi1 and T. Naito1

1  Division of Chemistry, Graduale School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810, Japon

Mellitate anions form hydrogen-bonding infinite networks in the salts with pyridinium cations. The network pattern depends on the number of deprotonation ( n) from the mellitic acid; for n = 3, triangular hydrogen-bond units form a two-dimensional sheet, while for n = 2, dual hydrogen-bond units induce one-dimensional belts or two-dimensional grids. These self-organizing properties have been utilized for the crystal design of the TTF-type radical cation salts. Crystallization with TMTTF gave two kinds of crystals. One of the radical cation salt crystals consists of a channel network of the anions and one-dimensional columns of TMTTF in the channels. In the other TMTTF salt, the anions with n = 1 form a two-dimensional sheet with methanol molecules. The TMTTF radicals are packed between the sheets with their molecular planes parallel to the anion planes. Key words. Hydrogen-bond - mellitate anion - crystal design - radical cation salt - infinite network.

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