Metallacumulenes as potential electron reservoir devices

Koushik Venkatesan, Olivier Blacque, Heinz Berke*

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This paper reviews recent work in the area of organomanganese chemistry whose purpose is the design of single-molecule components for electronics. This field has recently received much attention in the pursuit of continued miniaturization of electronics. Electron reservoirs and molecular wires are basic motifs of single-electron devices. Both can accept and release electrons in a reversible fashion, but the former can also store electrons. Our recent work in the field deals with complexes of two distinct types: mononuclear half-sandwich manganese(I) vinylidene complexes, designed for application as electron reservoirs, and half-sandwich dinuclear manganese complexes and the bis-dmpe dinuclear MnII/MnII compounds, which were designed to serve as molecular wires. However, this review will focus on the mononuclear half-sandwich manganese(I) vinylidene and butatrienylidene systems, which have been synthetically successful systems and are supported by extensive DFT calculations and further detailed investigations using NMR, IR, UV - vis, and Raman spectroscopy, CV, magnetic susceptibilities, and X-ray diffraction studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5190-5200
Number of pages11
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


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