Shaobin Miao, Anthony L. Appleton, Nancy Berger, Stephen Barlow, Seth R. Marder, Kenneth I. Hardcastle, Uwe H.F. Bunz

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A study was conducted to demonstrate the synthesis and properties of a soluble, solution-processable and stable 6,13-diethynyl-5,7,12,14-tetraazapentacene. The diode was reacted with the anion of TIPS-acetylene to obtain soluble derivatives of tetraazapentacene. The intermediate diol was dissolved in acetic acid/trifluoroacetic acid without further purification and NaH2PO2 and potassium iodide were added to it. Investigations revealed that the unit cell of tetraazapentacene was similar to that of the corresponding pentacene derivative. It was also demonstrated that the differences in computational gaps were consistent with those obtained by the optical spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4990-4993
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 11 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Acene
  • Alkynes
  • Arenes
  • Heteroacene
  • Organic
  • Semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


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