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Product Code B1341-10g
Price £200 ex. VAT

A useful building block for the construction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) anthracene

Used in OFETs and OLEDs devices.


Specifications | MSDS | Literature and Reviews


2-Bromoanthracene (CAS number 7321-27-9) is one of the many mono-brominated anthracene derivatives. Like its isomer 9-bromoanthracene, it is one of the useful building blocks for the construction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) anthracenes that are used in OFETs and OLEDs devices.

Top contact organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) based on2-(anthracen-2-yl)tetracene (TetAnt), a p-type tetracene derivatives showed a hole mobility of up to 0.79 cm2 V-1 s-1. 2-(Anthracen-2-yl)-5-hexylthieno[3,2-b]thiophene (ASCTT) also achieved a high hole mobility of 0.1 cm2 V-1 s-1 and demonstrated the very efficient, trap-limited photoconductive behaviour with a photoresponsivity up to 3370 A/W. OLED device based on a mixture of blue emitting 2-fluorenyl-2-anthracene and greenish-yellow emitting 2-anthryl-2-anthracence showed unusual solid-state white-light emission with the CIE coordinates (0.33, 0.34) at 10 V.

General Information


CAS Number 7321-27-9
Chemical Formula C14H9Br
Full Name 2-Bromoanthracene
Molecular Weight 257.13 g/mol
Synonyms Anthracene, 2-bromo-
Classification / Family Anthracenes, Semiconductor synthesis intermediates, Low band gap polymers, OLED, OFETs, organic photovoltaics

Chemical Structure


2-Bromoanthracene, 7321-27-9 chemical structure
2-Bromoanthracene chemical structure, CAS 7321-27-9

Product Details


Purity >98% (1H NMR)
Melting Point Tm = 220 °C
Appearance White to off-white powder/crystals

MSDS Documentation


2-bromoanthracene2-Bromoanthracene MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews


  1. A small molecule composed of anthracene and thienothiophene devised for high-performance optoelectronic applications, Y. Jang et al., Dyes Pigm., 120, 30-36 (2015); DOI: 10.1016/j.dyepig.2015.04.004.
  2. Thermally stable organic thin film transistors based on 2-(anthracen-2-yl)tetracene, H. Yu et al., Org. Electron., 85, 105787 (2020); DOI: 10.1016/j.orgel.2020.105787.
  3. A Unique Blend of 2-Fluorenyl-2-anthracene and 2-Anthryl-2-anthracence Showing White Emission and High Charge Mobility, M. Chen et al., Angew. Chem. Intl. Ed., 56 (3), 722-727 (2017); DOI: 10.1002/anie.201608131.
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