Bradley Rose - Indeno[1,2-b]fluorenes: Fully Conjugated Antiaromatic Analogues of Acenes

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  Chase, Daniel T., Rose, Bradley D., McClintock, Sean P.,   Zakharov, Lev N., Haley, Michael M., Angewandte Chemie   International Edition, 2011, 50  (5), 1127-1130


  What IF? Fully conjugated, formally antiaromatic   indeno[1,2-b]fluorenes (IFs; see structure) were   synthesized from the corresponding diones by the   SnCl2-promoted reduction often used to generate   acenes. Their optoelectronic properties suggest that   indenofluorenes might serve as alternatives to the more   traditionally utilized acenes such as pentacene for materials   applications.

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