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Organic thin films based on naphtalenediimides (NDIs) bearing alkyls substituents have shown interesting properties as OLEDs, thermoelectrics, solar cells, sensors and organic electronics. However, the polymorphic versatility attributed to the flexibility of alkyl chains remains a challenging issue, with detrimental implications on the performances. Aryl analogues containing C6H6N2 constitutional isomers are herein investigated as one of the possible way-out strategies. The synthesis of molecular and polymeric species is described, starting from naphthaleneteracarboxyldianhydride with isomeric aromatic amines and hydrazine. The materials are fully characterized by spectroscopic, thermal and structural X-ray diffraction methods, both as bulk powders and thin films, revealing a rich structural landscape. Depending on the stereochemistry of the branching aryls, the compounds show a variety of parallel stacking of …
Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2021

Abbinante Vincenzo Mirco, Gonzalo García-Espejo, Gabriele Calabrese, Silvia Milita, Luisa Barba, Diego Marini, Candida Pipitone, Francesco Giannici, Antonietta Guagliardi, Norberto Masciocchi

Biblio References: 
Journal of Materials Chemistry C