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