To bend or not to bend: Are heteroatom interactions within conjugated molecules effective in dictating conformation and planarity?

Gary Conboy, Howard J. Spencer, Enrico Angioni, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Neil J. Findlay, Simon J. Coles, Claire Wilson, Mateusz B. Pitak, Chad Risko, Veaceslav Coropceanu, Jean-Luc Bredas, Peter J. Skabara

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Abstract

We consider the roles of heteroatoms (mainly nitrogen, the halogens and the chalcogens) in dictating the conformation of linear conjugated molecules and polymers through non-covalent intramolecular interactions. Whilst hydrogen bonding is a competitive and sometimes more influential interaction, we provide unambiguous evidence that heteroatoms are able to determine the conformation of such materials with reasonable predictability.
LanguageEnglish
Pages333-339
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Horizons
Volume3
Issue number4
Early online date26 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Apr 2016

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Conformations
Chalcogens
Molecules
Halogens
Hydrogen bonds
Polymers
Nitrogen

Keywords

  • organic semiconductor
  • organic electronics
  • low band gap materials
  • macromolecules
  • heteroatoms

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Conboy, G., Spencer, H. J., Angioni, E., Kanibolotsky, A. L., Findlay, N. J., Coles, S. J., ... Skabara, P. J. (2016). To bend or not to bend: Are heteroatom interactions within conjugated molecules effective in dictating conformation and planarity? Materials Horizons, 3(4), 333-339. https://doi.org/10.1039/c6mh00051g
Conboy, Gary ; Spencer, Howard J. ; Angioni, Enrico ; Kanibolotsky, Alexander L. ; Findlay, Neil J. ; Coles, Simon J. ; Wilson, Claire ; Pitak, Mateusz B. ; Risko, Chad ; Coropceanu, Veaceslav ; Bredas, Jean-Luc ; Skabara, Peter J. / To bend or not to bend : Are heteroatom interactions within conjugated molecules effective in dictating conformation and planarity?. In: Materials Horizons. 2016 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 333-339.
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To bend or not to bend : Are heteroatom interactions within conjugated molecules effective in dictating conformation and planarity? / Conboy, Gary; Spencer, Howard J.; Angioni, Enrico; Kanibolotsky, Alexander L.; Findlay, Neil J.; Coles, Simon J.; Wilson, Claire; Pitak, Mateusz B.; Risko, Chad; Coropceanu, Veaceslav; Bredas, Jean-Luc; Skabara, Peter J.

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