Halogenated tetrathiafulvalenes (TTFs): Preparation, X-ray structure and cyclic voltammetry of tetrachloro-,2,3-dichloro-6,7-dimethyl- and 2,3-diiodo-6,7-dimethyl-TTF

Changsheng Wang, James Y. Becker, Joel Bernstein, Arkady Ellern, Vladimir Khodorkovsky

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Abstract

Lithiation of tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) with butyllithium in tetrahydrofuran (THF) followed by quenching with hexachloroethane (HCE), 1,2-dibromotetrachloroethane (BCE) or 1,2-dibromotetrafluoroethane (BFE) affords improved yields of both tetrabromo-TTF (Br4TTF) and tetrachloro-TTF (Cl4TTF), compared to earlier reports. By a similar procedure, 2,3-dimethyl-TTF (2,3-Me2TTF) undergoes lithiation followed by chlorination with HCE, bromination with BCE or BFE and iodination with perfluorohexyl iodide (PFHI), affording 2,3-dichloro-6,7-dimethyl-TTF (Cl2Me2TTF), 2,3-dibromo-6,7-dimethyl-TTF (Br2Me2TTF) and 2,3-diiodo-6,7-dimethyl-TTF (l2Me2TTF), respectively. The single-crystal structures of Cl4TTF, Cl2Me2TTF and l2Me2TTF have been determined. Halogen substitution on the TTF skeleton leads to a variety of packing features in the crystal structures of the resulting compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1559-1562
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1995

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  • Chemistry (all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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