Mixed-stack organic charge-transfer complexes with intercolumnar networks

T. Hasegawa, T. Mochida, R. Kondo, S. Kagoshima, Y. Iwasa, T. Akutagawa, T. Nakamura, G. Saito

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We report synthesis and examination of the electronic properties of an isomorphous series of mixed-stack organic charge-transfer complexes, composed of [bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene] (BEDT-TTF)-based electron donors and electron acceptors of halogen-substituted tetracyanoquinodimethanes (TCNQ's). Single crystals of (BEDT-TTF)(Me2TCNQ), (BEDT-TTF)(ClMeTCNQ), and (BEDO-TTF)(Cl2TCNQ) were investigated as to their crystal structures, and optical and magnetic properties. The intermolecular overlaps between the stacked columns were comparable to the face-to-face overlap between the donor and the acceptor molecules inside the stacks. As seen from the optical and magnetic measurements, the (BEDT-TTF)(Me2TCNQ) and (BEDT-TTF)(ClMeTCNQ) complexes were neutral, while the (BEDO-TTF)(Cl2TCNQ) complex was found to be ionic. Among these complexes, anomalous magnetic properties were observed in the ionic complex of (BEDO-TTF)(Cl2TCNQ). (BEDO-TTF)(Cl2TCNQ) is a magnetic insulator with Curie-Weiss behavior in magnetic susceptibility followed by a sharp drop at around 120 K, which is in sharp contrast to conventional "spin-Peierls-type" nonmagnetic mixed-stack ionic compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10059-10066
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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