A Br-bridged Pd chain complex with the Pd ion in an uncommon +3 oxidation state, [Pd(dabdOH)2Br]Br2 (3), was prepared using a new method involving multiple hydrogen bonds. The PdBr chain complex exhibited superior electrical conductivity and thermal stability. An in-plane ligand with an additional hydrogen donor group (hydroxy group), (2S,3S)-2,3-diaminobutane-1,4-diol (dabdOH), was used to create a multiple-hydrogen-bond network, which effectively shrinks the Pd-Br-Pd distance, stabilizing the Pd(III) state up to its decomposition temperature (443 K). 3 shows semiconducting behavior with quite high electrical conductivity (3-38 S cm-1 at room temperature), which is 106 times larger than the previous record for analogous PdBr chains. Indeed, 3 is the most conductive MX-type chain complex reported so far. The precise positional control of ions via a multiple-hydrogen-bond network is a useful method for controlling the electronic states, thermal stability and conductivity of linear coordination polymers.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry