Materials 2013, 6(4), 1205-1236; doi:10.3390/ma6041205
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Synthetic Aspects and Electro-Optical Properties of Fluorinated Arylenevinylenes for Luminescence and Photovoltaics

Received: 14 February 2013; in revised form: 12 March 2013 / Accepted: 18 March 2013 / Published: 25 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Section Materials for Energy Applications)
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Abstract: In this review, the main synthetic aspects and properties of fluorinated arylenevinylene compounds, both oligomers and polymers, are summarized and analyzed. Starting from vinyl organotin derivatives and aryl halides, the Stille cross-coupling reaction has been successfully applied as a versatile synthetic protocol to prepare a wide series of π-conjugated compounds, selectively fluorinated on the aromatic and/or vinylene units. The impact of fluoro-functionalization on properties, the solid state organization and intermolecular interactions of the synthesized compounds are discussed, also in comparison with the non-fluorinated counterparts. Luminescent and photovoltaic applications are also discussed, highlighting the role of fluorine on the performance of devices.
Keywords: arylenevinylenes; fluorinated materials; Stille cross-coupling; organic semiconductors; conjugated materials.
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Martinelli, C.; Farinola, G.M.; Pinto, V.; Cardone, A. Synthetic Aspects and Electro-Optical Properties of Fluorinated Arylenevinylenes for Luminescence and Photovoltaics. Materials 2013, 6, 1205-1236.

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Martinelli C, Farinola GM, Pinto V, Cardone A. Synthetic Aspects and Electro-Optical Properties of Fluorinated Arylenevinylenes for Luminescence and Photovoltaics. Materials. 2013; 6(4):1205-1236.

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Martinelli, Carmela; Farinola, Gianluca M.; Pinto, Vita; Cardone, Antonio. 2013. "Synthetic Aspects and Electro-Optical Properties of Fluorinated Arylenevinylenes for Luminescence and Photovoltaics." Materials 6, no. 4: 1205-1236.

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