Electronic Structure of Element-Block Material As4S6 with Cage Shape Toward “Soft Electride”

  • Kazuyoshi TanakaEmail author
  • Hiroyuki Fueno


Electrides are the materials having functions which can draw and release electrons rather freely in general. In this chapter we like to describe theoretical examination on As4S6 molecule with cage shape as an element block. It has been found that this molecule can stably accommodate an excessive electron. This fact may open a novel electride material in which As4S6 molecules are incorporated into polymer skeleton as element blocks.


Electride Cage structure Electron affinity Arsenic sulfide 



One of the authors (KT) is grateful to fruitful discussions with Professor Roald Hoffmann for electrides. This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas “New Polymeric Materials Based on Element-Blocks (No. 2401)” (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP24102014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fukui Institute for Fundamental ChemistryKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of EngineeringKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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