The synthesis of 2-halopentacenes and their charge transport properties

Ching Ting Chien, Motonori Watanabe, Tahsin J. Chow

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    Three 2-halo-subsituted pentacene derivatives were prepared from stable and soluble carbonyl adduct precursors of high purity in high yields. These precursors were synthesized from the corresponding anthraquinones in overall yields about 30%. The crystals of 2-substituted pentacenes were grown by using a method of physical vapor transport. Organic field effect transistors made with these crystals displayed p-type charge carrier characteristics with the highest hole mobility of 5.0 cm2 V-1 s-1.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1668-1673
    Number of pages6
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Biochemistry
    • Drug Discovery
    • Organic Chemistry


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