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Quinoidal oligothiophenes: new properties behind an unconventional electronic structure

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Abstract

The main chemical, spectroscopic and material research done in tetracyano quinoidal oligothiophenes in the last 30 years has been reviewed. Their use as semiconducting substrates in organic electronic and their versatility to act as multifunctional materials have been highlighted. This tutorial review has been paralleled by the description of the main findings provided by Raman spectroscopy, in particular, associated with the discovery of the intrinsic diradical properties inherent to the pro-aromatic character of the quinoidal arrangement. It turns out that the fascinating properties of these materials are the manifestation of the diradical fingerprint behind a rather unconventional electronic structure.

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Submitted
15 Mar 2012
First published
17 Jul 2012

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012,41, 5672-5686
Article type
Tutorial Review

Quinoidal oligothiophenes: new properties behind an unconventional electronic structure

J. Casado, R. Ponce Ortiz and J. T. López Navarrete, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 5672
DOI: 10.1039/C2CS35079C

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