Synthesis of 1,2-biphenylethane based single molecule diodes

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We have described the synthesis of novel biphenylethane-based wires for molecular electronics. Exceptional single-molecule diode behavior was predicted for unsymmetrically substituted biphenylethane derivatives, synthesized here using the so far unexplored unsymmetrically substituted 1,2-bis(4-bromophenyl)ethanes as key intermediates, which were obtained from the corresponding tolane precursor by selective hydrogenation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2439-2443
Number of pages5
JournalOrganic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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