Synthesis and photovoltaic application of diarylindenotetracenes from a cross-coupling/C-H activation cascade reaction of peri-substituted tetrachlorotetracene

Xingxian Gu, Wade A. Luhman, Elisey Yagodkin, Russell J. Holmes, Christopher J. Douglas

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Abstract

Kumada-Corriu coupling with aryl chlorides containing two ortho substituents remains difficult; coupling reactions of chloroacenes that contain peri-substitution are even less studied. Coupling of peri-substituted tetrachlorotetracene with aryl Grignard reagents at low temperature yielded diaryindenotetracenes, likely due to a cross-coupling and a subsequent annulation via C-H activation. Organic solar cells incorporating the target diarylindenotetracenes have displayed promising photovoltaic properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
StatePublished - 2011
Event242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2011Sep 1 2011

Other

Other242nd ACS National Meeting and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period8/28/119/1/11

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