Incorporation of perfluorohexyl-functionalised thiophenes into oligofluorene-truxenes: synthesis and physical properties

Thomson, N., Kanibolotsky, A. L., Cameron, J., Tuttle, T., Findlay, N. J. and Skabara, P. J. (2013) Incorporation of perfluorohexyl-functionalised thiophenes into oligofluorene-truxenes: synthesis and physical properties. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 9, pp. 1243-1251. (doi:10.3762/bjoc.9.141) (PMID:23843920) (PMCID:PMC3701379)

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Abstract

Oligofluorene-functionalised truxenes containing perfluorohexylthiophene units at the terminal positions on the arms were synthesised, and their optical and electrochemical properties were investigated to determine the effect that the perfluorohexylthiophene unit has on the HOMO and LUMO properties of the oligomers. By synthesising a molecule with longer oligofluorene arms the effects of the perfluorohexylthiophene unit on larger oligomers was explored. The effect of steric hindrance from the perfluorohexyl chain was also evaluated by altering the position of the chain on the thiophene moiety.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Skabara, Professor Peter and Findlay, Mr Neil
Authors: Thomson, N., Kanibolotsky, A. L., Cameron, J., Tuttle, T., Findlay, N. J., and Skabara, P. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Publisher:Beilstein-Institut
ISSN:1860-5397
ISSN (Online):1860-5397
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Thomson et al.
First Published:First published in Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 9:1243-1251
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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