Molecule of the Month
April 2003
Direct Coordination of Metal Ions to Tetrathiafulvalene Derivatives

The NiCl2 complex with 4,5-bis(2-pyridyl methylsulfanyl)-4,5-ethylenedithiotetrathiafulvalene is one example of the direct coordination of the metal ions to tetrathiafulvalene derivatives, which might constitute a new approach for the achievement of p-d interactions in molecule-based multifunctional materials.

This work was carried out by Shi-Xia Liu in the group of Prof. Silvio Decurtins.


  • S.-X. Liu, S. Dolder, P. Franz, A. Neels, H. Stoeckli-Evans, S. Decurtins;
    "Structural Studies of Transition Metal Complexes with 4,5-Bis(2-pyridylmethylsulfanyl)-4',5'-ethylenedithiotetrathiafulvalene: Probing Their Potential for the Construction of Multifunctional Molecular Assemblies"
    Inorg. Chem., 42, 4801-4803, (2003); doi:10.1021/ic034348h.