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Crystalline bipyridinium radical complexes and uses thereof

United States Patent

September 1, 2015
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Described herein are methods of generating 4,4'-bipyridinium radical cations (BIPY.sup..cndot.+), and methods for utilizing the radical-radical interactions between two or more BIPY.sup..cndot.+ radical cations that ensue for the creation of novel materials for applications in nanotechnology. Synthetic methodologies, crystallographic engineering techniques, methods of physical characterization, and end uses are described.
Fahrenbach; Albert C. (Lebanon, IN), Barnes; Jonathan C. (Evanston, IL), Li; Hao (Austin, TX), Stoddart; J. Fraser (Evanston, IL), Basuray; Ashish Neil (Chicago, IL), Sampath; Srinivasan (Daejeon, KR)
13/ 623,935
September 21, 2012
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with U.S. government support under Grant No. DMR-0520513 awarded by the National Science Foundation; Grant No. FA9550-07-1-0534 awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); Grant No. W911NF-10-1-0510 awarded by the Army Research Office (ARO); and Grant No. DE-SC0005462 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.