Determination of chemical structure of bis(dithiolato)iron nanosheet

Choon Meng Tan, Mami Horikawa, Naoya Fukui, Hiroaki Maeda, Sono Sasaki, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, Hiroshi Nishihara

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Liquid-liquid interfacial reactions between FeSO4 (aq.) and benzenehexathiol (BHT) in chloroform at room temperature and at 45 °C give bis(dithiolato)iron nanosheets 1-RT and 1-H, respectively. Nanosheets were characterized by IR, UV-Vis, SEM-EDS, TEM, XPS and PXRD. 1-H is remarkably more crystalline than 1-RT and its chemical structure resembles not the porous nickel-BHT nanosheet ([Ni3(C6S6)2]n, “Type 1”) but the non-porous copper-BHT nanosheet ([Cu3(C6S6)]n, “Type 2”), evidenced by PXRD data. Electrical conductivity of 1-H is 0.68 S cm11 with Ea = 270 meV.

Original languageEnglish
Article number200797
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Bis(dithiolato)iron
  • Coordination nanosheet (CONASH)
  • Crystal structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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