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Functionalization of Tetrathiafulvalenes (TTFs) toward Artificial Molecular Devices

English title Functionalization of Tetrathiafulvalenes (TTFs) toward Artificial Molecular Devices
Applicant Decurtins Silvio
Number 116003
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Departement für Chemie, Biochemie und Pharmazie Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Inorganic Chemistry
Start/End 01.04.2007 - 31.03.2010
Approved amount 462'820.00
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Keywords (7)

Synthesis; Molecular Materials/Devices; Redox-Functionality; Donor-Acceptor Assemblies; D-A systems; electronic Pi-systems; charge-transfer

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
This actual project aims to create a very specific and fascinating range of TTF-incorporated molecular building blocks that either can be combined to obtain conducting compounds exhibiting also magnetic properties, or along a further line, that can be taken to construct a variety of new D-A systems for studying in depth photo-induced electron and energy transfer as well as the photogeneration of long-lived charge separated states. Moreover, of particular importance in this context is the investigation of the electronic communication in such D-A supramolecular systems, also in response to some external stimuli, as well as the study of their potential applications in molecular electronics and optoelectronics. We also believe that such D-A systems can play a crucial role in an approach to high-efficiency solar energy conversion.
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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
127925 Magnetic coordination polymers of the nanosized clusters 01.12.2009 SCOPES
121304 Purchase of a High-Performance Mass Spectrometer 01.09.2008 R'EQUIP
130266 Tetrathiafulvalene- and benzodifuran-based ligands as building blocks for multifunctional magneto- and optoelectronic materials: A synthetic study. 01.04.2010 Project funding (Div. I-III)
128724 Purchase of a single crystal X-ray diffractometer for high resolution and accurate studies on molecular crystals 01.12.2009 R'EQUIP
107589 Functionalized Tetrathiafulvalenes (TTF): New Applications as Versatile Pi-Electron Systems in Supramolecular and Materials Chemistry 01.04.2005 Project funding (Div. I-III)