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

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      Publication Details (including relevant citation   information):

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

      Abstract:

      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.

      Address (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.201006312