• Published 2012

Functionalizing molecular wires : a tunable class of a , u-diphenyl-m , n-dicyano-oligoenes † ‡

@inproceedings{Meisner2012FunctionalizingMW,
  title={Functionalizing molecular wires : a tunable class of a , u-diphenyl-m , n-dicyano-oligoenes † ‡},
  author={Jeffrey S. Meisner and Danielle F. Sedbrook and Markrete Krikorian and Jun Chen and Aaron Sattler and Matthew E. Carnes and Christopher B. Murray and Michael Louis Steigerwald and Colin Nuckolls},
  year={2012}
}
We describe the synthesis and characterization of a new class of cyano-functionalized oligoenes and their derivatives. We have made the vinylogous series of a,u-diphenyl-m,n-dicyano-oligoenes (DPDCn) comprised of each odd-numbered member from 3 to 13 linear conjugated olefins. Installing cyano groups onto the oligoene backbone lowers HOMO and LUMO energies by up to 0.7 eV, thereby stabilizing the molecule with respect to oxidative decomposition; this exemplifies a new approach to the… CONTINUE READING

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