Molecular electronics is a modern field of research and endeavor based on the mediation of charge transport between two electrodes by one or more discrete molecules. While initially conceived as a route to an ultimately minaturized electronics technology, increasingly attention in the field is being turned to the very fundamentals of charge transfer mechanisms, including quantum interference effects, and the exploitation of molecular electronic phenomena to design useful molecular materials. This article provides a summary of the increasingly active role that metal complexes are playing in the field of molecular electronics, highlighting features such as readily accessible redox states, the influence of ancillary ligands on molecule-electrode binding geometries, readily tunable HOMO-LUMO gaps, and magnetic properties.
|Title of host publication||Comprehenseive Coordination Chemistry III|
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 26 Jul 2020|