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Oligomers and Polymers Based on Pentacene Building Blocks
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G2, Canada
Institut für Organische Chemie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Henkestrasse 42, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany
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Received: 10 February 2010; in revised form: 16 March 2010 / Accepted: 9 April 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010
Abstract: Functionalized pentacene derivatives continue to provide unique materials for organic semiconductor applications. Although oligomers and polymers based on pentacene building blocks remain quite rare, recent synthetic achievements have provided a number of examples with varied structural motifs. This review highlights recent work in this area and, when possible, contrasts the properties of defined-length pentacene oligomers to those of mono- and polymeric systems.
Keywords: pentacene; oligomer; polymer; oligoacene; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon; semiconductor
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Lehnherr, D.; Tykwinski, R.R. Oligomers and Polymers Based on Pentacene Building Blocks. Materials 2010, 3, 2772-2800.
Lehnherr D, Tykwinski RR. Oligomers and Polymers Based on Pentacene Building Blocks. Materials. 2010; 3(4):2772-2800.
Lehnherr, Dan; Tykwinski, Rik R. 2010. "Oligomers and Polymers Based on Pentacene Building Blocks." Materials 3, no. 4: 2772-2800.