"fibonacci's route" to regioregular oligo(3-hexylthiophene)s

Felix P.V. Koch, Paul Smith, Martin Heeney

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Abstract

We describe a new synthetic approach to regioregular monodisperse oligo(3-alkylthiophene)s allowing for simple separation of regioregular material in gram quantities. The number of repeat units follows the Fibonacci numbers up to a length of 21. In a small adaption of this approach, introduction of a protecting group was used to synthesize an oligo(3-hexylthiophene) with 36 repeating units, the longest regioregular 3-hexylthiophene oligomer synthesized to date. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13695-13698
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis

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