Two-dimensional oligoarylenes: Synthesis and structure-properties relationships

Zhong Hui Li, Ricky M S WONG*, Ye Tao

*Corresponding author for this work

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A novel series of two-dimensional π-conjugated oligoarylenes has been synthesized by a divergent approach using Pd-catalysed Suzuki cross-coupling of tetraiodophenylbenzene and arylboronic acid as a key step. It has been shown that the 'X-branched' structure can provide a useful platform to construct amorphous molecular materials as it can enhance the morphological and thermal stability as well as to facilitate solubility and processibility of a material when compared to those of the corresponding linear oligomers. The diphenylamino end-capped two-dimensional oligoarylenes were found useful as a hole transporting/emitting layer for light emitting applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5277-5285
Number of pages9
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Amorphous molecular materials
  • Oligoarylenes
  • Structure-functional properties


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