The Challenge of Synthesizing Oligomers for Molecular Wires
AbstractControlling the size of the oligomer and introducing functional groups at the ends of the oligomer that allow it to react with separate electrodes are critical issues when preparing materials for molecular wires. We demonstrate a general synthetic approach to oligophenylenevinylene (OPV) derivative molecules with a molecular length up to 9–10 nm which allow for the introduction of aromatic thioacetate functionality in fully conjugated oligomer systems. Oligomers containing 3–15 phenyl units were synthesized by step wise Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons (HWE) reactions of a bifunctional OPV-monomer, which demonstrated good control of the size of the OPVs. Workup after each reaction step ensures a high purity of the final products. End group functionalization was introduced as a last step. View Full-Text
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Søndergaard, R.; Krebs, F.C. The Challenge of Synthesizing Oligomers for Molecular Wires. Polymers 2011, 3, 545-557.
Søndergaard R, Krebs FC. The Challenge of Synthesizing Oligomers for Molecular Wires. Polymers. 2011; 3(1):545-557.Chicago/Turabian Style
Søndergaard, Roar; Krebs, Frederik C. 2011. "The Challenge of Synthesizing Oligomers for Molecular Wires." Polymers 3, no. 1: 545-557.