Multifunctional Materials based on TTFPTM dyads: towards new Molecular Switches, Conductors and Rectifiers
authors Manuel Souto
supervisors Prof. Jaume Veciana and Dr. Imma Ratera
nationality International
abstract This Thesis is focused on the design, synthesis and characterization of new multifunctional molecular materials based on donor-acceptor (D-A) dyads formed by the electron-donor tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) unit linked to the electron-acceptor polychlorotriphenylmethyl (PTM) radical moiety through different p-conjugated bridges. These compounds can exhibit interesting physical properties such bistability and nonlinear optical properties in solution, conductivity in the solid state or electrical rectification when anchored on surfaces.
year published 2016