Extensive quinoidal oligothiophenes with dicyanomethylene groups at terminal positions as highly amphoteric redox molecules

Toshiaki Takahashi, Ken Ichi Matsuoka, Kazuo Takimiya, Tetsuo Otsubo, Yoshio Aso

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Abstract

A series of highly extensive quinoidal oligothiophenes carrying a dicyanomethylene group at both terminal positions is synthesized. As the quinoidal structures extend, they have highly amphoteric abilities and show strong electronic absorptions in the visible to near-infrared region. The higher homologues, quinquethiophene and sexithiophene, exist as equilibrium mixtures with the biradical species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8928-8929
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume127
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 29
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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