Oligo(octithienylene-diethynylene)s as unprecedentedly long conjugated nanomolecules

Kiyofumi Inouchi, Seiji Kobashi, Kazuo Takimiya, Yoshio Aso, Tetsuo Otsubo

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(Matrix presented) 8T: tetraoctyloctithiophene A series of oligo(octithienylene-diethynylene)s alternately composed of octithiophene and diacetylene units have been prepared by a random Eglinton coupling reaction among mono- and diethynyloctithiophenes. The largest compound isolated in the oligomeric series is comprised of twelve octithiophene units and eleven diacetylene units, and its molecular length reaches ca. 43 nm, which is the longest among single-component conjugated nanomolecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2533-2536
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 25


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