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Experimental and computational studies of the single-molecule conductance of Ru(II) and Pt(II) trans-Bis(acetylide) complexes

DOI: 10.1021/acs.organomet.6b00472 DOI Help

Authors: Oday A. Al-Owaedi (University of Lancaster; Babylon University) , David C. Milan (University of Liverpool) , Marie-Christine Oerthel (Durham University) , Sören Bock (University of Western Australia) , Dmitry S. Yufit (Durham University) , Judith A. K. Howard (University of Durham) , Simon J. Higgins (University of Liverpool) , Richard J. Nichols (University of Liverpool) , Colin J. Lambert (University of Lancaster) , Martin R. Bryce (Durham University) , Paul J. Low (University of Western Australia)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Organometallics , VOL 35 , PAGES 2944 - 2954

State: Published (Approved)
Published: September 2016
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 6749

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Abstract: The single-molecule conductance of metal complexes of the general forms trans-Ru(C≡CArC≡CY)2(dppe)2 and trans-Pt(C≡CArC≡CY)2(PPh3)2 (Ar = 1,4-C6H2-2,5-(OC6H13)2; Y = 4-C5H4N, 4-C6H4SMe) have been determined using the STM I(s) technique. The complexes display high conductance (Y = 4-C5H4N, M = Ru (0.4 ± 0.18 nS), Pt (0.8 ± 0.5 nS); Y = 4-C6H5SMe, M = Ru (1.4 ± 0.4 nS), Pt (1.8 ± 0.6 nS)) for molecular structures of ca. 3 nm in length, which has been attributed to transport processes arising from tunneling through the tails of LUMO states.

Journal Keywords: Metals; Gold; Molecules; Electrodes; Electrical conductivity

Subject Areas: Materials, Chemistry

Instruments: I19-Small Molecule Single Crystal Diffraction

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Discipline Tags:

Molecular Complexes Physical Chemistry Chemistry Materials Science Organometallic Chemistry

Technical Tags:

Diffraction Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SXRD)