Robust, soluble pentacene ethers

Marcia M. Payne, Jared H. Delcamp, Sean R. Parkin, John E. Anthony

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We report the synthesis and characterization of a series of alkoxy-substituted silylethynylated pentacene derivatives (R = CH 2CH2, CHCH, CH2). All three compounds are easily prepared, soluble in common organic solvents, and stable both as solids and in solution. Two of the derivatives possess significant π-face interactions in the crystal. Values for λmax for these new pentacene derivatives range from 621 to 674 nm, and oxidation potentials lie between 109 and 301 mV versus ferrocene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1609-1612
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 13 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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