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Giant Star-Shaped Nitrogen-Doped Nanographenes

submitted on 14.11.2018, 21:38 and posted on 15.11.2018, 14:26 by Juan P. Mora-Fuentes, Alberto Riaño-Carnerero, Diego Cortizo-Lacalle, Akinori Saeki, Manuel Melle-Franco, Aurelio Mateo-Alonso

Star-shaped nanographenes are large monodisperse polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that extend in size beyond the nanometer and have shown a lot of promise in a wide range of applications including electronics, energy conversion and sensing. Herein we report a new family of giant star-shaped N-doped nanographenes with diameters up to 6.5 nm. Furthermore, the high solubility of this SNG family in neutral organic solvents at room temperature allowed a complete structural, optoelectronic and electrochemical characterisation, which together with charge transport studies illustrate their n-type semiconducting character.


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POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country



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