Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Cover image for Vol. 53 Issue 35

Editor: Peter Gölitz, Deputy Editors: Neville Compton, Haymo Ross

Online ISSN: 1521-3773

Associated Title(s): Angewandte Chemie, Chemistry - A European Journal, Chemistry – An Asian Journal, Zeitschrift für Chemie

50_37i/2011Inside Cover: Stable Hexacenes through Nitrogen Substitution (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 37/2011)

Using nitrogen atoms in the perimeter of a hexacene will make the compound considerably more stable than its all-hydrocarbon relative. In their Communication on page 8588 ff, U. H. F. Bunz and co-workers report the synthesis of a tetraaza- and a hexaazahexacene using a palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of a suitable diaminoanthracene or diaminophenazine derivative with dichloroquinoxaline. The obtained materials are potentially attractive for applications in organic electronics.

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