Functionalized acenes and heteroacenes for organic electronics

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An overview is given of the functionalization of linearly fused aromatic systems specifically for their application in electronic devices, with special focus on reports describing crystal structure/device property relationships in linearly fused acenes and heteroacenes. Emphasis is on functionalized anthracenes, tetracene, pentacene and higher heteroacenes. Across a wide variety of derivatives, it is shown that materials with extensive face-to-face interactions generally exhibit hole mobilities superior to those systems with strictly edge-to-face interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5028-5048
Number of pages21
JournalChemical Reviews
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006

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  • Chemistry (all)


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