Synthesis, electrochemical, and electrical properties of (phthalocyaninato)iron complexes with azopyridines

Masaru Nakagawa, M. Rikukawa, K. Sanui, N. Ogata

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Syntheses of phthalocyaninatoiron complexes, Fe(Pcb)L2 and [Fe(Pcb)L]a {where Pcb = tetra-tert-butylphthalocyaninato, L = 4,4′-azopyridine (4,4′-APy) or octafluoro-4,4′-azopyridine (4,4′-FAPy)}, were carried out. These complexes were characterized with TG/DTA, 1H NMR, UV-visible spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. Voltammetric measurements of soluble Fe(Pcb)L2 in benzene solutions revealed that coordination of axial ligands on Fe(Pcb) greatly influenced oxidation potentials of the central metal moiety. The correlation between conductivities of polymeric [Fe(Pcb)L]a complexes and bandgaps determined by the voltammetric measurements was identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Azopyridine
  • Conductivity
  • Electrochemistry
  • Phthalocyanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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