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.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry