The vibrational Raman spectra of a decathiophene are provided in three relevant oxidations states: for the radical cation, its class III mixed valence system and its "frozen, -170 °C" class II MV analogue; for the dication, its singlet biradical π-dimer and its "hot, +70 °C" magnetically active triplet excited state. Everything is compatible with interpentathiophene charge delocalization occurring at distances of ∼4-5 Å similar to those found in the crystals of π-stacked oligothiophenes. This stresses the interest of this spectroscopic tool for the analyses of electronic processes in crystals or in thin films of conjugated organic molecules.
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