Synthesis and structural characterization of crystalline nonacenes

Balaji Purushothaman, Matthew Bruzek, Sean R. Parkin, Anne Frances Miller, John E. Anthony

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Nine in a line: A multifaceted approach, including a silylethylene functionalization strategy, to the synthesis of stable nonacene derivatives (see picture, F green, Si blue) allows an unprecedented level of characterization, including electrochemical, photophysical, and crystallographic studies. The nonacenes show a strong S0-S1 transition and no fluorescence in the visible region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7013-7017
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number31
StatePublished - Jul 25 2011


  • acenes
  • alkynes
  • aromatic compounds
  • organic materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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