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Product Code B1291-50g
Price £105 ex. VAT

One of anthracene derivatives that is brominated at 9,10-postions

A useful building block to construct semiconducting molecules and polymers in application of OFETs, OLEDs and organic polymer solar cells.

Specifications | MSDS | Literature and Reviews

9,10-Dibromoanthracene (CAS number 523-27-3) is a symmetrically brominated anthracene derivative that is bearing functional groups to extend its conjugation further mainly via C-C bond forming i.e. Stille and Suzuki coupling reactions. Anisotropic Poisson effect is observed in elastic 9,10-dibromoanthracene single crystals. Its bending and stretching deformation-induced fluorescence changes are observed in the solid state. 

High photoluminescence quantum yields (PLQYs) of 89.5% was observed in trans-9,10-bis(2-butoxyphenyl)anthracene (BBPA). Device efficiency of a high external quantum efficiency of 10.27% for deep-blue emission with the Commission International de L'Eclairage CIE coordinates of (0.15, 0.05) was acheieved with BBPA doped 10,10′-bis-(4-fluorophenyl)-3,3′-dimethyl-9,9′-bianthracene (MBAn-(4)-F) as the emmision layer [1].

General Information

CAS Number 523-27-3
Chemical Formula C14H8Br2
Full Name 9,10-Dibromoanthracene
Molecular Weight 336.03 g/mol
Synonyms Anthracene, 9,10-dibromo-
Classification / Family Anthracenes, Semiconductor synthesis intermediates, Low band gap polymers, OLED, OFETs, organic photovoltaics

Chemical Structure

9,10-Dibromoanthracene, CAS# 523-27-3
9,10-Dibromoanthracene chemical structure, CAS 523-27-3

Product Details

Purity >98% (1H NMR)
Melting Point Tm = 227 °C
Appearance Yellow to orange powder/crystals

MSDS Documentation

9,10-Dibromoanthracene9,10-Dibromoanthracene MSDS Sheet

Literature and Reviews

  1. Efficient Deep-Blue Electrofluorescence with an External Quantum Efficiency Beyond 10%, S. Wang et al., IScience, 9, 532-541 (2018); DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2018.10.026.
  2. Highly efficient non-doped blue fluorescent OLEDs with low efficiency roll-off based on hybridized local and charge transfer excited state emitters, X. Lv et al., Chem. Sci., 11, 5058-5065 (2020); DOI: 10.1039/D0SC01341B.
  3. Silicon-Cored Anthracene Derivatives as Host Materials for Highly Efficient Blue Organic Light-Emitting Devices, Y.-Y. Lyu et al., Adv. Mater., 20, 2720–2729 (2008); DOI: 10.1002/adma.200602885.
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