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

Neil N. Thomson, Alexander L. A.L. Kanibolotsky, Joseph J. Cameron, Tell T. Tuttle, Neil J. N.J. Findlay, Peter J. P.J. Skabara

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1243-1251
Number of pages9
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2013

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Keywords

  • oligomers
  • perfluorinated-materials
  • star-shaped molecules
  • synthesis
  • truxene

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Thomson, Neil N. ; Kanibolotsky, Alexander L. A.L. ; Cameron, Joseph J. ; Tuttle, Tell T. ; Findlay, Neil J. N.J. ; Skabara, Peter J. P.J. / Incorporation of perfluorohexyl-functionalised thiophenes into oligofluorene-truxenes : synthesis and physical properties. In: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2013 ; Vol. 9. pp. 1243-1251.
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In: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 9, 27.06.2013, p. 1243-1251.

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