Japanese scientists have created a new recipe for coordination polymers that are durable in environmental conditions.
The organic radical-based coordination polymer has attracted a lot of attention from scientists as potential candidates for next-generation electronics.
Radicals are atoms or molecules with an unpaired electron in the outer shell. Lack of pairing with another electron makes it extremely reactive with other substances, so radicals tend to be very short-lived. However, there are some radicals that are durable even under everyday conditions of temperature and pressure. These stable radicals demonstrate electrical, magnetic and photoemission properties similar to those of inorganic materials such as metals, oxides and chalcogenides.
News source: https://polymerbranch.com/