Oligothiophenes as models for polythiophenes. The crystal and molecular structures of 3″, 4″‐dibutylpentathiophene and 3′,3″ ″,4′, 4″ ″‐tetrabutylhexathiophene

Ju‐Hsiou ‐H Liao, Michael Benz, Eugene Legoff, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Knowledge of the crystal structures of oligothiophenes is necessary if progress is to be made towards understanding the structure‐property relationships of polythiophenes, since single crystals of these conducting polymers are not available. Two oligothiophene derivatives (one of which is shown in the Figure) have been designed, synthesized, and struturally characterized. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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