Published Research - Department of Chemistry


Date of this Version

November 1976


Published by American Institute of Physics. J. Chem. Physics Volume 65, Issue 10, pp. 4311-4312 (1976). ©1976 American Institute of Physics. Permission to use.


A class of potential quasi-one-dimensional organic conductors is the monocrystalline polydiacetylenes. These polymers can be obtained as single crystals that have high structural perfection and a chain configuration that permits extensive π-electron delocalization. The poly-2, 4-hexadiyne-1, 6-diol-bis-(p-toluene sulfonate) (PTS) has been the most extensively studied system and interest centers upon the extent of delocalization along the two chains compromising the P21/c unit cell.

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