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Inorganic and Organometallic Molecular Wires for Single‐Molecule Devices

Inorganic and Organometallic Molecular Wires for Single‐Molecule Devices Recent developments of single‐molecule conductance measurements allow us to understand fundamental conducting properties of molecular wires. While a wide variety of organic molecular wires have been studied so far, inorganic and organometallic molecular wires have received much less attention. However, molecular wires with transition‐metal atoms show interesting features and functions distinct from those of organic wires. These properties originate mainly from metal–ligand dπ–pπ interactions and metal–metal d–d interactions. Thanks to the rich combination of metal atoms and supporting ligands, frontier orbital energies of the molecular wires can be finely tuned to lead to highly conducting molecular wires. Moreover, the unique electronic structures of metal complexes are susceptible to subtle environmental changes, leading to potential functional molecular devices. This article reviews recent advances in the single‐molecule conductance study of inorganic and organometallic molecular wires. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Chemistry - A European Journal Wiley

Inorganic and Organometallic Molecular Wires for Single‐Molecule Devices

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Wiley
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© 2017 Wiley‐VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
ISSN
0947-6539
eISSN
1521-3765
DOI
10.1002/chem.201604812
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28000328
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Abstract

Recent developments of single‐molecule conductance measurements allow us to understand fundamental conducting properties of molecular wires. While a wide variety of organic molecular wires have been studied so far, inorganic and organometallic molecular wires have received much less attention. However, molecular wires with transition‐metal atoms show interesting features and functions distinct from those of organic wires. These properties originate mainly from metal–ligand dπ–pπ interactions and metal–metal d–d interactions. Thanks to the rich combination of metal atoms and supporting ligands, frontier orbital energies of the molecular wires can be finely tuned to lead to highly conducting molecular wires. Moreover, the unique electronic structures of metal complexes are susceptible to subtle environmental changes, leading to potential functional molecular devices. This article reviews recent advances in the single‐molecule conductance study of inorganic and organometallic molecular wires.

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Chemistry - A European JournalWiley

Published: Jun 6, 2017

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