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We have synthesized 6,6'-bipentacene. Bispentacene takes orthogonal conformation in the solid-state and exhibits four reversible redox potentials.

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Why is it important?

we have synthesized 13,13'-(3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-6,6'-bipentacene from the soluble bispentacenequinone precursor.

Perspectives

The soluble precursor method leads us to believe that this strategy enables the preparation of higher acenes with improved stability and solubility.

Naoki Aratani
NAIST

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This page is a summary of: A soluble bispentacenequinone precursor for creation of directly 6,6′-linked bispentacenes and a tetracyanobipentacenequinodimethane, RSC Advances, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry, DOI: 10.1039/c3ra41914b.
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