H-shaped oligothiophenes with low band gaps and amphoteric redox properties

Jing Luo, Kuo-Wei Huang, Hemi Qu, Xiaojie Zhang, Lijun Zhu, Hardysze Chan, Chunyan Chi

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H-shaped bridged oligothiophenes HT-1 and HT-2 were synthesized by two different approaches. Different from normal oligothiophenes, HT-1 and HT-2 showed low band gaps and amphoteric redox behaviors due to intramolecular charge transfer, which is further supported by time-dependent DFT calculations. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5660-5663
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 17 2010

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We acknowledge financial support from AcRF Tier 1 FRC grants R-143-000-444-112, R-143-000-412-112, and R-143-000-370-112 to C.C. and from KAUST baseline funding to K.-W.H.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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