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Electrochemical activation of a tetrathiafulvalene halogen bond donor in solution

Abstract : The halogen bond donor properties of iodo-tetrathiafulvalene (I-TTF) can be electrochemically switched and controlled via reversible oxidation in the solution phase. Interestingly the activation of only one single halogen bond yielded already a strong and selective interaction, quantified by cyclic voltammetry. The standard potentials of the redox couples I-TTF0/1+ and I-TTF1+/2+ were observed to shift upon the addition of halides. These anions selectively stabilize the cationic I-TTF species through halogen bonding in polar liquid electrolytes. The thermodynamic affinity constants for chloride and bromide binding to the oxidized species have been determined. Competition in halide binding between I-TTF1+ and other halogen bond donors allowed for comparing the relative donor strength of the respective electrophilic species. Furthermore it has been shown that halogen bonding can prevail over hydrogen bonding in the investigated system. © 2016 the Owner Societies.
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R. Oliveira, S. Groni, C. Fave, Marlène Branca, F. Mavré, et al.. Electrochemical activation of a tetrathiafulvalene halogen bond donor in solution. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016, 18 (23), pp.15867--15873. ⟨10.1039/c6cp02219g⟩. ⟨hal-01341567⟩



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