Synthesis of large pyrene-fused azaacenes

Jason D. Ji, Lei Zhu, Christopher L Klug, Mark D. Smith, Shaobin Miao

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The facile synthesis of pyrene-fused tetraazaheptacene and tetraazaoctacene is reported. The new compounds are fully soluble in common organic solvents. The absorption spectra of both compounds reveal that they have low energy gaps. The structure of tetraazaoctacene was confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberss-2014-m0692-op
JournalSynthesis (Germany)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 16 2015



  • azaacenes
  • crystal structures
  • electronic materials
  • pyrene
  • solubility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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Ji, J. D., Zhu, L., Klug, C. L., Smith, M. D., & Miao, S. (2015). Synthesis of large pyrene-fused azaacenes. Synthesis (Germany), 46(1), [ss-2014-m0692-op].