Dinaphthopentalenes: Pentalene Derivatives for Organic Thin-Film Transistors (pages 7728–7732)
Prof. Takeshi Kawase, Takeru Fujiwara, Prof. Chitoshi Kitamura, Akihito Konishi, Dr. Yasukazu Hirao, Dr. Kouzou Matsumoto, Prof. Hiroyuki Kurata, Prof. Takashi Kubo, Shoji Shinamura, Hiroki Mori, Dr. Eigo Miyazaki and Prof. Kazuo Takimiya
Version of Record online: 10 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201003609
Extended π system: A nickel(0)-mediated reaction afforded dinaphthopentalene derivatives, whose electronic and electrochemical properties depend on the fusion patterns. Very high hole mobility was observed for an amorphous material, and the compounds are applicable to organic heterojunction photovoltaic cells (see picture).