"π-figuration" for controlling stacking of π-conjugated molecules and polymers

Kazuhiko Nagura, Ryota Inoue, Atsuro Takai, Kazunori Sugiyasu, Masayuki Takeuchi

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Abstract

π-Conjugated molecules and polymers are expected to have a variety of applications in organic electronics. Control over how these π-conjugated systems stack in the solid state is crucial for utilization of their desirable photophysical and electrical properties. Some molecules need to be designed with enhanced π-stacking abilities, whereas others might display novel properties as a result of restricting their π--stacking abilities. Furthermore, π-conjugated molecules or polymers that display partial π-stacking are of interest for potential new applications because of the synergy of the contrasting properties of stacked and isolated π-conjugated systems. Here, we highlight recent progress in molecular design to control π-stacking, with a particularly focus on the redox properties of these unique molecular systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-208
Number of pages9
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Conjugated molecules
  • Conjugated polymers
  • Redox properties
  • π-stacking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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