Synthetic Chemistry of Acenes and Heteroacenes

Author(s): Hemi Qu , Chunyan Chi .

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 14 , Issue 18 , 2010

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Acenes, linearly fused aromatic hydrocarbons, have been the subjects of extensive research because of interesting electronic properties associated with their linear delocalized π-system. The potential applications of these acene-based materials in electronic devices such as field-effect transistor (FET), light-emitting diode (LED) and solar cell have been recently exploited. This review will focus on the synthetic approaches toward acenes and heteroacenes, and in particular, some new synthetic strategies towards higher order acenes and heteroacenes will be highlighted.

Keywords: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, acene, heteroacene

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Year: 2010
Page: [2070 - 2108]
Pages: 39
DOI: 10.2174/138527210793351580
Price: $58

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