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New stable donor–acceptor dyads for molecular electronics

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A series of new donor–bridge–acceptor dyads with high chemical, electrochemical, thermal and conformational stability were synthesized by Stille coupling of oligo(3,4-ethylenedioxy)thiophenes (nEDOTs) and 1,4,5,8-naphthalenetetracarboxydiimide (NDI) building blocks. The molecular design provides for complete separation of HOMO and LUMO orbitals. A thiol functionality allows for selective anchoring of the dyads to metal electrodes, through either the donor or acceptor sides of the molecule. The optoelectronic properties of the dyads, both in solution and in self-assembled monolayers on gold, were characterized by electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry and UV-Vis absorption/emission spectroscopy and the results were further supported by DFT calculations.

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The article was received on 05 Aug 2010, accepted on 27 Sep 2010 and first published on 03 Nov 2010

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02545C
J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 1470-1478

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    New stable donor–acceptor dyads for molecular electronics

    M. Kondratenko, A. G. Moiseev and D. F. Perepichka, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 1470
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM02545C

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