Conductive polymers derived from iron, ruthenium, and osmium metalloporphyrins: The shish-kebab approach

James P. Collman, John T. McDevitt, Gordon T. Yee, Charles R. Leidner, Laughlin G. McCullough, William A. Little, Jerry B. Torrance

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Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of pyrazine-bridged polymers of iron(I/IlI), ruthenium(U/Il), and osmium(H/III) octaethylporphyrin (dubbed "shish-kebab" polymers) are presented. Optical and dc conductivity measurements reveal that the ruthenium and osmium poly-m,ers, when partially oxidized, are highly conductive. Electrochemical and ESR results are presented that indicate the existence of an interesting metal-centered conduction pathway. Unlike most of the previously reported porphyrinic molecular metals in which the conduction electrons are macrocyclic-based, electron transport in these materials proceeds exclusively along the metal-pyrazine backbone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4581-4585
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume83
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1986

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