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