Cyanated perylene-3,4-dicarboximides and perylene-3,4:9,10-bis(dicarboximide): Facile chromophoric oxidants for organic photonics and electronics

Michael J. Ahrens, Michael J. Fuller, Michael R. Wasielewski

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Cyanated perylene-3,4-dicarboximides and perylene3,4:9,10-bis(dicarboximide)s absorb strongly in the visible spectrum and are strong oxidants. The stable radical anions of these molecules form reversibly and are also chromophores. These molecules significantly expand the library of perylene derivatives that can be employed as charge generators and carriers in molecular photonics and electronics applications, such as n-type organic semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2684-2686
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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