Core-cyanated perylene-3,4;9,10-bis(carboxyimide) derivatives N-functionalized with tethered anthracenes (PDI3A-CN2, PDI4A-CN 2) and the corresponding solution-processable cycloadduct precursors (PDI3A-CA-CN2, PDI4A-CA-CN2) were synthesized and their optical, electrochemical, and thermal properties characterized. These derivatives exhibit HOMO-LUMO energy gaps of ∼2.1-2.3 eV and first reduction potentials between -50 and -150 mV versus SCE. The PDI3A-CN2 and PDI4A-CN2 cycloadducts are soluble in common organic solvents (>50 mg/mL), and the corresponding spin-coated films are converted to PDI3A-CN 2 and PDI4A-CN2 films upon thermal annealing.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry