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Electrocrystallisation of (Per)2 [Pd(mnt)2]

Silva, R.A.L.S. ; Pereira, L. ; Coutinho, J.T.C. ; Freitas, R.R.F. ; Matos, M. ; Henriques, R. T. ; Viana, A.V. ; Almeida, M.

Physica Status Solidi - Rapid Research Letetrs Vol. C 9, Nº 5, pp. 1131 - 1133, May, 2012.

ISSN (print): 1862-6254
ISSN (online): 1862-6270

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The conditions that allowed for the first time the growth
of (Per)2[Pd(mnt)2] crystals by electrocrystallisation are
described. The electrocrystallisation is limited by close
proximity of the oxidation potentials of the perylene donor and [Pd(mnt)2]- anion. Depending on the experimental conditions different morphologies can be obtained.
(Per)2[Pd(mnt)2] crystals were found to be mainly of the
â-polymorph with properties comparable to the Cu, Ni
and Pt previously described.