A -PdIIIBr-PdIII- Mott-Hubbard state was observed in a quasi-one-dimensional bromo-bridged Pd compound [Pd(Bn)2Br](C 5-Y)2·H2O (en = ethylenediamine, C 5-Y = dipentylsulfosuccinate) for the first time. The phase transition between Mott-Hubbard and charge-density-wave states occurred at 206 ± 2 K and was confirmed by using X-ray, ESR, Raman and electronic spectroscopies, electrical resistivity, and heat capacity. From X-ray powder diffraction patterns and Raman spectra of a series of Pd-Br compounds, [Pd(en)2Br](Cn-Y)2·H2O (n = 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12), chemical pressure from the alkyl chains of the counterions caused the phase transition.
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