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Anti-[2.2](1,4)pentacenophane: A Covalently Coupled Pentacene Dimer


  • This work was supported by the DFG and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. We are very grateful to Bruker Daltonik GmbH, Bremen (Germany), for APPI-MS measurements.


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Two in a row: A pentacene dimer in which both units are covalently linked through a [2.2]paracyclophane bridge, has been synthesized (see picture). The electronic properties of the molecule were elucidated by a combination of experimental and computational methods. Such molecules could lead to materials with improved charge-transport properties.