Quaternized Cyclic and High Polymeric Phosphazenes and Their Interactions with Tetracyanoquinodimethane

Harry R. Allcock, Michael L. Levin, Paul E. Austin

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Small-molecule cyclotri-or cyclotetraphosphazenes and their linear high polymeric analogues bearing amino, phosphino, or organohalogeno side groups have been quaternized by treatment with methyl iodide or triphenylphosphine. Quaternization occurred at the side-group sites except with the piperidino derivatives, where the reactive sites were the skeletal nitrogen atoms. The quaternized species reacted with lithium 7, 7, 8, 8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (LiTCNQ) to generate TCNQ “simple salts”, and these (or their onium precursors) reacted with neutral TCNQ to generate the “complex salts”. The electrical conductivities of the cyclic trimeric phosphazene complex salts (10-3-10-2Ω- 1cm-1) were higher than those of their high polymeric counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2281-2288
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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