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Charge-transfer-driven inclusion of neutral TCNQ molecules in the galleries of a layered double hydroxide: an experimental and computational study

Dutta, Dipak and Tummanapelli, Anil Kumar and Vasudevan, Sukumaran (2013) Charge-transfer-driven inclusion of neutral TCNQ molecules in the galleries of a layered double hydroxide: an experimental and computational study. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (8). pp. 3930-3939.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp3123488

Abstract

The layered double hydroxides (LDH) or anionic clays are an important class of ion-exchange materials. They consist of positively charged brucite-like inorganic sheets with charge-compensating exchangeable anions in the interlamellar space. Here we show how neutral TCNQ (7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane) molecules can be included within the galleries of an LDH. To do so, we exploit the fact that TCNQ is a good electron acceptor that forms donor acceptor complexes with a variety of donors. The electron donor aniline was intercalated into a Mg-Al LDH as p-aminobenzoate (AB) ions by a conventional ion-exchange reaction. We show here that neutral TCNQ molecules may be driven into the galleries of the layered solid by charge-transfer complex formation with the intercalated p-aminobenzoate anions. We use diffraction and spectroscopic measurements in combination with molecular dynamics simulations and quantum chemical calculations to establish the nature of interactions and arrangement of the charge-transfer complex within the galleries of the layered double hydroxide. Electrostatic interactions between the TCNQ molecules and the anchored AB ions, subsequent to charge transfer, are the driving force for the inclusion of TCNQ molecules in the galleries of the LDH.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2013 07:55
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 07:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46706

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