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Novel alloy polymers formed from ortho-carborane and benzene or pyridine.
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PMID:  23388821     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Polymer films have been formed by electron-induced cross-linking of condensed ortho-carborane and benzene (B(10)C(2)H(X):BNZ) or pyridine (B(10)C(2)H(X):py) at 110 K, followed by warming up to room temperature. High resolution core-level photoemission and molecular orbital calculations demonstrate that the reaction of the icosahedra with the aromatic group is site-specific: bonding occurs between a C atom on the aromatic group and a B site bound to other boron atoms on the icosahedron. This site specificity determines a systematic variation in the valence band maximum relative to the Fermi level from -4.3 eV for cross-linked ortho-carborane to -2.6 eV for B(10)C(2)H(X):BNZ and -2.2 eV for B(10)C(2)H(X):py. The results indicate the ability to form a new class of materials that are a cross between a molecular solid and a network polymer. Further, the electronic properties of these materials can be systematically tuned for a broad variety of applications in neutron detection, nano-electronics and spintronics.
Authors:
Frank L Pasquale; Yun Li; Jincheng Du; Jeffry A Kelber
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1361-648X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Phys Condens Matter     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101165248     Medline TA:  J Phys Condens Matter     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  105801     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Chemistry and Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration, 1155 Union Circle #305070, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203, USA.
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