A Thiadiazole-capped Nanoribbon with 18 Linearly-Fused Rings
Cortizo Lacalle, Diego
Melle Franco, Manuel
Mateo Alonso, Aurelio
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Nanoscale 10(24) : 11297-11301 (2018)
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that extend over 2 nm in one dimension are seen as monodisperse graphene nanoribbons, which have attracted significant attention for a broad range of applications in organic electronics and photonics. Herein we report the synthesis of a stable bisthiadiazole-capped pyrene-containing nanoribbon with 18 linearly fused rings (NR-18-TD). Thanks to the presence of alternating tert-butyl and tri-iso-butylsilyl groups, NR-18-TD is highly soluble in organic solvents and therefore its structure and fundamental optoelectronic, redox and electrical properties could be unambiguously established. This work illustrates that NR-18-TD is a promising soluble NR-based n-type semiconductor for applications in organic electronics.