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D. Lehnherr, A.H. Murray, R. McDonald, M.J. Ferguson, R.R. Tykwinski, Chemistry - A European Journal 2009, 15, 12580-12584
Pentacene-based polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) dyads are synthesized via an unsymmetrical pentacene building block. These molecules exhibit cofacial solid-state π-stacking as a result of the large aromatic chromophores. The choice of the PAH attached to the pentacene (see picture) influences the electronic properties as determined by UV/Vis absorption/emission spectroscopy and cyclic voltammetry.