Molecule of the Month
May 2006
A Redox-Active Tri-Star Molecule: Merging of TTF and HAT Chemistry

A redox-active, planar and conjugated heteroaromatic molecule has been synthesized and fully characterized. It combines two characteristics, a charge-transfer transition originating from its inherent donor-acceptor nature in its neutral state and an intervalence charge-transfer transition in its mixed-valence state.

This work was carried out in the group of Prof. Silvio Decurtins.


  • C. Jia, S.-X. Liu, C. Tanner, C. Leiggener, L. Sanguinet, E. Levillain, S. Leutwyler, A. Hauser, S. Decurtins;
    "A redox-active tri-star molecule: merging of TTF and HAT chemistry"
    Chem. Commun., 1878-1880, (2006); doi:10.1039/b601173j.