Nanoscale aryleneethynylene molecular wires with reversible fluorenone electrochemistry for self-assembly onto metal surfaces.

@article{Wang2004NanoscaleAM,
  title={Nanoscale aryleneethynylene molecular wires with reversible fluorenone electrochemistry for self-assembly onto metal surfaces.},
  author={Changsheng Wang and Andrei S Batsanov and Martin R Bryce and Ian C. Sage},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 13},
  pages={2181-4}
}
[structure: see text] Two rigid-rod conjugated molecules (11 and 12) of ca. 4 and 7 nm length, respectively, bearing protected terminal thiol groups have been synthesized via multistep Sonogashira coupling reactions and shown to possess reversible cathodic solution electrochemistry arising from reduction of the fluorenone units.