|Title||Synthesis, reactivity, and electronic properties of 6,6-dicyanofulvenes.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Andrew, TL, Cox, JR, Swager, TM|
|Keywords||dicyanofulvene deriv prepn electronic property|
A series of 6,6-dicyanofulvene derivatives are synthesized starting from masked, dimeric, or monomeric cyclopentadienones. The reactivities of 6,6-dicyanofulvenes relative to their parent cyclopentadienones are discussed. 6,6-Dicyanofulvenes are capable of undergoing two consecutive, reversible, one-electron reductions and are presented as potential n-type small molecules.