Electronic spectra and structure of a new class of charge-transfer complexes: tethered charge-transfer complexes

N. M. Peachey, C. J. Eckhardt, J. Bernstein

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The single crystal electronic spectra at ambient temperature in the visible region are reported for tethered donor-acceptor molecules. The isostructural and isomorphic crystals possess similar electronic spectra with three major transitions in the observed region: a TCNQ molecular transition, a charge-transfer transition characteristic of weak electron-donor-acceptor crystals and a transition polarized along the stacking direction of the TCNQ moieties. The latter can be rationalized as arising from incipient band formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 6 Dec 1991

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  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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