The main objective of the proposal is the synthesis of new one-dimensional Pd(III) nanowires constituted of a metallic core and of an organic shell. These wires are potential room-temperature superconductors. Two generations of wires can be identified. The first-generation wires display Pd(III)-Pd(III) bonds as a backbone and stabilizing conventional organic ligands: they are organometallic polymers and possess limited solubility and stability above -50°C. The second-generation wires also display Pd(III)-Pd(III) bonds as a backbone, but at least one stabilizing conventional ligand has been replaced by a polymer-functionalized ligand which will enhance both solubility and stability of the wires: they are organometallic copolymers. The possibility to access various morphologies with the new block copolymers should allow for targeting several applications, in fast digital circuits for example, as novel superconductors.
Field of science
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
- /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor
- /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/organometallic chemistry
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