π-electronic organic molecules for electronic energy devices

NISHIHARA, Yasushi

/Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology / Professor / ynishiha[at]okayama-u.ac.jp

In this research project, we focus on the synthesis of "new types of phenacene molecules with the extended π-electronic systems", in particular, polycyclic hydrocarbons directed toward an efficient electronic energy devices such as superconductive materials, field effect transistors (OFET), and organic photovoltaics (OPV). The physical properties of the organic compounds synthesized by the innovative activation and formation of the chemical bonds using transition-metal catalysts are thus evaluated.

Reference: N. CHANG, X. CHEN, H. NONOBE, Y. OKUDA, H. MORI, K. NAKAJIMA & Y. NISHIHARA: "Synthesis of Substituted Picenes through Pd-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reaction/Annulation Sequences and Their Physicochemical Properties", Org. Lett. vol. 15, no. 14, pp.3558-3561 (2013)

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Project PI (Yasushi NISHIHARA) and Co-Pis (Kazuhiko TAKAI,
Seiji SUGA, Yoshihiro KUBOZONO, and ADEKA Corporation Ltd.)