Noncovalent Interactions in Organic Electronic Materials

Mahesh Kumar Ravva, Chad Risko, Jean Luc Brédas

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In this chapter, we provide an overview of how noncovalent interactions, determined by the chemical structure of π-conjugated molecules and polymers, govern essential aspects of the electronic, optical, and mechanical characteristics of organic semiconductors. We begin by describing general aspects of materials design, including the wide variety of chemistries exploited to control the electronic and optical properties of these materials. We then discuss explicit examples of how the study of noncovalent interactions can provide deeper chemical insights that can improve the design of new generations of organic electronic materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNon-Covalent Interactions in Quantum Chemistry and Physics
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Applications
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780128098363
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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  • Noncovalent interactions
  • Oligoacenes
  • Organic semiconductors
  • Rubrene
  • Tetracene
  • π-conjugated molecules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Computer Science


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