The first proton-conducting metallic ion-radical salts

Akane Akutsu-Sato, Hiroki Akutsu, Scott S. Turner, Peter Day, Michael R. Probert, Judith A.K. Howard, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Sadamu Takeda, Takayoshi Nakamura, Takehiko Mori

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

47 Citations (Scopus)


Any old ion? Two bis(ethylenedithio)-tetrathiafulvalene (BEDT-TTF) radical salts with ion channels of stacked [18]crown-6 and Cat/H2O molecules (Cat = H3O+ or NH4+) are described. The structures contain alternating BEDT-TTF layers, [(Cat)M(C2O 4)3]2- (M = Ga, Cr) layers, and the [18]crown-6 ion channels (see picture). The salts are metallic electrical conductors, and they show high protonic conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)292-295
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 27


  • Conducting materials
  • Electron transport
  • Ion channels
  • Proton transport


Dive into the research topics of 'The first proton-conducting metallic ion-radical salts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this