The Synthesis of Novel Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: The Search for Organic Semiconductor Materials

  • Mark Little

Student thesis: Phd


A collection of 4,10-chrysene derivatives was prepared via the BHQ (Bull-Hutchings- Quayle) reaction, their electronic and morphological properties analysed and assessed for suitability as organic semiconductor (OSC) materials. Larger polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) such as benzo[k]tetraphenes and dinaphtho[1,2,-b:1',2'- k]chrysenes were then prepared and similarly characterised. An acene-based OSC material TMTES-pentacene was also prepared. It is proposed that non-linear PAH- based OSC materials may provide an alternative to popular acene-based materials; offering advantages in stability, diversity and handling.
Date of Award1 Aug 2014
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Manchester
SupervisorStephen Yeates (Supervisor) & Peter Quayle (Supervisor)


  • Organic Materials
  • ATRC
  • PAH
  • Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon
  • Organic Semiconductor

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