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The design and synthesis of electronic materials based on arylamines

Jason Edward Field, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Combining the tools of traditional organic synthesis with those of the emerging field of supramolecular chemistry, we have designed several interesting systems based on triarylamines. This moiety has been well established as versatile electroactive group for use in electronic and electro-optic materials. Herein, we report the development of a D3h triketone building block for potential use in the assembly of higher dimensional electronic solids. We have also developed a series of bridged triarylamines that constitute a new class of electroactive heterohelicenes. Furthermore, we have show that these systems form stable radical cations and have the ability to emit circularly polarized light. Finally, we have demonstrated the ability to direct the solid state structures of arylamines to form zig-zag, helical, tetrahedral, and porous architectures.

Subject Area

Organic chemistry

Recommended Citation

Field, Jason Edward, "The design and synthesis of electronic materials based on arylamines" (2003). Doctoral Dissertations Available from Proquest. AAI3096274.