Molecule of the Month
October 2002
Supramolecular-Wire Confinement of I2 Molecules

The trigonal arrangement of phosphazene molecules provides a hexagonal channel structure, wherein iodine forms molecular chains by in-diffusion and crystallization. The iodine chains show electrical conductivity.

This work was carried out by Tino Hertzsch in the group of Prof. Jürg Hulliger.