Study of a bifuran vs. bithiophene unit for the rational design of π-conjugated systems. What have we learned?

Ori Gidron, Neta Varsano, Linda J.W. Shimon, Gregory Leitus, Michael Bendikov

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A comparative study of two structural isomers highlights the advantages of bifuran vs. bithiophene units in conjugated systems, such as higher fluorescence, solubility, and increased stability of the oxidized species. Importantly, we have found that the small bifuran unit bestows the advantages found in longer oligofurans, and should be considered in the rational design of π-conjugated systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6256-6258
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number57
Publication statusPublished - Jul 21 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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