The molecule 2,5-difluoro-7,7,8,8-tetracyanoquinodimethane (F2-TCNQ) is an organic semiconductor with many promising properties, including high charge mobility (μ). However, an efficient gram-scale synthesis of F2-TCNQ has not been fully documented. Herein, we report a synthesis of F2-TCNQ via a three-step sequence that affords F2-TCNQ in 58% cumulative yield. This synthesis was used to prepare more than 1 g of F2-TCNQ.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|State||Published - Mar 20 2020|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank Prof. Aaron Massari (UMN) for suggesting this target. This work was supported by the University of Minnesota.
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