Synfacts 2009(6): 0616-0616  
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1216658
Synthesis of Materials and Unnatural Products
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Highly Stable Heptacene

Contributor(s): Timothy M. Swager, Mindy Levine
I. Kaur, N. N. Stein, R. P. Kopreski, G. P. Miller*
University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA
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Publication Date:
25 May 2009 (online)


A highly stable heptacene derivative (9) has been synthesized. This compound is stabilized by the thioaryl substituents as well as by the o-dimethylphenyl groups. The only previous reports  of  functionalized heptacenes contained silylethynyl substituents on the central ring.