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Novel Organic Semiconductors

Composition and methods for perfluoroalkylated polyaromatic hydrocarbons for use in organic electronics

Background

Researchers at Colorado State University have been pioneers in the field of fluorination and perfluoroalkylation chemistry for over a decade. They have become world experts in the fluorination of various forms of “nanocarbon”, in particular fullerenes (aka buckyballs) and more recently a class of compounds known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). To be useful, PAHs must be chemically altered so as to optimize their electronic properties. Typically, these reactions are difficult to control, expensive, and result in highly impure products.

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