Heptacene and beyond: The longest characterized acenes

Sanjio S. Zade, Michael Bendikov

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[Figure Presented] The bigger, the better: In the last decade, the development of organic electronics, and particularly of organic field-effect transistors, carbon nanotubes, and graphene, has spurred efforts to prepare larger acenes. Stable, large acenes have been obtained and fully characterized. Developments in the synthesis of heptacenes, as well as the very recent synthesis of octacene and nonacenes, are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4012-4015
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010



  • Acenes
  • Heptacene
  • Homo-Lumo gap
  • Molecular electronics
  • Nonacene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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