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Title: The synthesis of novel polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons : the search for organic semiconductor materials
Author: Little, Mark Simon
ISNI:       0000 0004 5352 8917
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2014
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A collection of 4,10-chrysene derivatives was prepared via the BHQ (Bull-Hutchings- Quayle) reaction, their electronic and morphological properties analysed and assessed for suitability as organic semiconductor (OSC) materials. Larger polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) such as benzo[k]tetraphenes and dinaphtho[1,2,-b:1',2'- k]chrysenes were then prepared and similarly characterised. An acene-based OSC material TMTES-pentacene was also prepared. It is proposed that non-linear PAH- based OSC materials may provide an alternative to popular acene-based materials; offering advantages in stability, diversity and handling.
Supervisor: Quayle, Peter; Yeates, Stephen Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon ; PAH ; Organic Semiconductor ; Organic Materials ; ATRC