Synthesis, electrochemical properties, and crystal packing of perfluororubrene

Zhuoran Zhang, William A. Ogden, Victor G. Young, Christopher J. Douglas

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A synthesis of perfluorinated rubrene is reported. Electrochemical analysis revealed the significantly increased electron affinity of perfluororubrene compared with non-modified rubrene. Crystallographic investigation revealed two polymorphs and a solvate, each displaying twisted backbone conformations of perfluororubrene. Taken together, these results suggest perfluororubrene will find applications as a new n-type semiconductor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8127-8130
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number52
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


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