TCNQ-embedded heptacene and nonacene: Synthesis, characterization and physical properties

Qun Ye, Jingjing Chang, Kuo-Wei Huang, Gaole Dai, Chunyan Chi

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Incorporation of 7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (TCNQ) moieties into the acene backbone has been successfully achieved and two heptacene-TCNQ derivatives and one nonacene-TCNQ derivative have been synthesized and well characterized. Two TCNQ moieties have been embedded into heptacene and nonacene backbones for the first time. All the three compounds have good stability and solubility due to the presence of TCNQ moieties. Single crystal analysis revealed a bent butterfly-like conformation of these molecules. Their charge transport properties have been characterized using organic field effect transistors (OFETs). © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6285
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number37
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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