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


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

Naoki Aratani

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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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