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Materials 2010, 3(4), 2772-2800; doi:10.3390/ma3042772

Oligomers and Polymers Based on Pentacene Building Blocks

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Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2G2, Canada
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Institut für Organische Chemie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Henkestrasse 42, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany
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Received: 10 February 2010 / Revised: 16 March 2010 / Accepted: 9 April 2010 / Published: 14 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conjugated Oligomers)

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 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.

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