Design, synthesis, and characterization of a persistent nonacene derivative.

Academic Article


  • A significant technical barrier (i.e., facile oxidative degradation) that has prevented the preparation of large acenes has now been breached. Using a combination of experimentally and theoretically derived substituent effects, the design, synthesis, isolation, and characterization of the first persistent nonacene derivative is described. The molecular design strategy includes placement of arylthio (or alkylthio) substituents on the terminal rings of the nonacene skeleton, effectively converting an open-shell singlet diradical into a closed-shell system. These powerful substituent effects appear to be suitable for the synthesis of other persistent, soluble, large acene derivatives required for advanced thin-film organic semiconductor applications.
  • Authors

  • Kaur, Irvinder
  • Jazdzyk, Mikael
  • Stein, Nathan N
  • Prusevich, Polina
  • Miller, Glen
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • February 3, 2010
  • Has Subject Area

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 20055388
  • Start Page

  • 1261
  • End Page

  • 1263
  • Volume

  • 132
  • Issue

  • 4