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Disordered organic electronic materials based on non-benzenoid 1,6-methano[10]annulene rings

United States Patent

October 7, 2014
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Conjugated polymers and small molecules including the nonplanar aromatic 1,6-methano[10]annulene ring structure along with aromatic subunits, such as diketopyrrolopyrrole, and 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole, substituted with alkyl chains in a "Tail In," "Tail Out," or "No Tail" regiochemistry are disclosed.
Tovar; John D. (Baltimore, MD), Streifel; Benjamin C. (Puyallup, WA), Peart; Patricia A. (Midland, MI)
13/ 715,310
December 14, 2012
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made in part with United States Government support under (DMR-0644727 and DMR-1207259 awarded by the National Science Foundation and DE-FG02-07ER46465 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.