α-Oligofurans

Ori Gidron, Yael Diskin-Posner, Michael Bendikov

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) A new type of organic electronic material, consisting of long α-oligofurans containing up to nine rings, was synthesized and characterized. α-Oligofurans are highly fluorescent, with a quantum yield in the range 58-74%. They are more rigid than the corresponding oligothiophenes, with tighter herringbone packing. The calculated twisting energy of oligofurans is significantly higher than that of other conjugated heterocycles. Despite their greater rigidity, oligofurans are more soluble than oligothiophenes. The introduced long oligofurans fulfill the most important requirements for a wide range of applications as organic electronic materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2148-2150
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume132
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 3 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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