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Growth of (Perylene)2 [Pd(mnt)2] crystals

Silva, R.A.L.S. ; Matos, M. ; Lopes, E. B. ; Coutinho, J.T.C. ; Pereira, L. ; Henriques, R. T. ; Almeida, M.

Journal of Crystal Growth Vol. 340, Nº 1, pp. 56 - 60, February, 2012.

ISSN (print): 0022-0248
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Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.11.083

The conditions for the growth of (Perylene)2 [Pd(mnt)2] crystals either by chemical oxidation and
electrochemical routes are described. The electrocrystallisation is limited by close proximity of the
oxidation potentials of the perylene donor and [Pd(mnt)2] anion, and depending on the experimental
conditions different morphologies can be obtained. (Per)2 [Pd(mnt)2] crystals obtained by elecrocrystallisation
were found to be mainly of the b-polymorph with properties comparable to the Cu, Ni and Pt
analogues previously described at variance with those obtained by chemical oxidation which are
mainly of the a-polymorph .