A combined voltammetric and synchrotron radiation-grazing incidence x-ray difrraction study of the electrocrystallization of zinc tetracyanoquinodimethane

Jean-Pierre Veder, Ayman Nafady, Graeme Clarke, Roland De Marco, Alan Maxwell Bond

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The in situ electrocrystallization of zinc tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) has been explored using synchrotron radiation-grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (SR-GIXRD) at potentials in the region of the cyclic voltammetric peak where reduction of TCNQ to TCNQ(-) occurs at a Pt electrode in acetonitrile (0.1M [NBu4][PF6]) solution containing Zn(NO3)(2)center dot 6H(2)O. The in situ SR-GIXRD data along with ex situ IR and Raman spectroscopy results all confirmed the formation of the kinetically favoured phase of Zn[TCNQ](2)(H2O)(2) as the product.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236 - 240
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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