Controlling the electronic states and physical properties of MMX-type diplatinum-iodide chain complexes via binary countercations

Hiroaki Iguchi, Shinya Takaishi, Brian K. Breedlove, Masahiro Yamashita, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki, Hiroshi Okamoto

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MMX-type quasi-one-dimensional iodide-bridged dinuclear Pt complexes (MMX chains) with binary countercations show a new alternating charge-polarization + charge-density-wave (ACP+CDW) electronic state and reversible switching of the electronic states and physical properties upon dehydration and rehydration process. By comparing several MMX chains with various binary countercations with previous chains, we found that the short backbone of the aliphatic diammonium ion was indispensable for realizing the ACP+CDW state because it induces a 2-fold periodicity along the chain axis via twisting of the ligands. Moreover, the reversibility of the changes in the structure and electrical conductivity upon dehydration and rehydration depend on the length of aliphatic diammonium ion. Short diammonium ions support a robust framework, which undergoes reversible structural changes. On the other hand, long and bent aliphatic diammonium ions weaken the framework, which causes partial degradation of the crystal and a decrease in the electrical conductivity when the structure changes. However, the decrease in the activation energy of the electrical conductivity after the dehydration process is independent of the robustness of the complex, indicating that the orbital overlap in MMX chains with binary countercations increases upon dehydration. Controllable electronic states and physical properties provide a platform for designing the multifunctional materials based on MMX chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9967-9977
Number of pages11
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept 17


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