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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2016, Article ID 5175462, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5175462
Research Article

Nanocrystalline Axially Bridged Iron Phthalocyanine Polymeric Conductor: (-Thiocyanato)(phthalocyaninato)iron(III)

1Department of Chemistry, College of Science, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
2Department of Physics, College of Science, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
3Materials Science and Nanotechnology Unit, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines

Received 10 June 2016; Revised 12 August 2016; Accepted 21 August 2016

Academic Editor: Carlos R. Cabrera

Copyright © 2016 Eiza Shimizu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Skewered Iron(III) phthalocyanine conducting polymer can be constructed with the utilization of axial thiocyanato ligands ((-thiocyanato)(phthalocyaninato)iron(III)); () thereby creating additional avenues for electron transport through a linear SCN bridge, apart from the intermolecular orbital overlap between the Pc molecules. In this paper, we report on the conversion of bulk polymeric organic conductor into crystalline nanostructures through horizontal vapor phase growth process. The needle-like nanostructures are deemed to provide more ordered and, thus, more interactive interskewer polymer orientation, resulting in a twofold increase of its electrical conductivity per materials density unit.