Accounts of Chemical Research
Unconventional, Chemically Stable, and Soluble Two-Dimensional Angular Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: From Molecular Design to Device Applications
Lei Zhang, Yang Cao, Nicholas S. Colella, Yong Liang, Jean-Luc Brédas, K. N. Houk, and Alejandro L. Briseno
The 2-D angular acenes, as fragments of graphene, show much higher stability than their linear analogues. These materials are promising small-molecule organic semiconductors for flexible devices. See the Account by L. Zhang, Y. Cao, N. S. Colella, Y. Liang, J-L. Brédas, K. N. Houk, and A. L. Briseno (DOI: 10.1021/ar500278w). Cover design by Lei Zhang; layout by Jeff Ward.