charge transfer complex

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charge trans·fer com·plex

1. a complex between two organic molecules in which an electron from one (the donor) is transferred to the other (the acceptor); subsequent transfer of a hydrogen atom completes the reduction of the acceptor; such complexes are generally highly colored and may be so observed;
2. a network of hydrogen bridges at the catalytic center of certain proteases.
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They worked with the electrically conducting organic molecule tetrathiafulvalene tetracyanoquinodimethane (TTF-TCNQ).
Then the silicon wafer was heated with Tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) in the bottle.