Several properties of a series of novel disubstituted pentacenes, in which the substituents are donor and acceptor groups, were investigated by using the ab initio methods. In particular, the role of different substitution positions for acceptor group was explored. Calculations predict that pentacene derivatives were highly soluble and oxidatively stable than the unsubstituted pentacene. Simulated absorption spectra show that 9-nitropentacen-2-amine (PD2) exhibits three absorption bands in the ultraviolet and visible regions. In general, substituents have important impact on the first hyperpolarizability value, and a remarkable enhancement of static second hyperpolarizability is revealed in this study; however, further investigations are required to confirm this finding. Molecular dynamics simulations of the solid state suggest that a material based on 9-nitropentacen-2-amine and 10-nitropentacen-2-amine could exhibit low resistivity due to the potential amount of π–π stacking. The results emphasize the potential of using the herein studied pentacene-based compounds, with particular reference to PD2, for future applications in the optoelectronic and photonic fields.

Computational study of novel pentacene derivatives: Prediction of structural, electronic, and optical properties

S. Petralia
Primo
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G. Forte
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

Several properties of a series of novel disubstituted pentacenes, in which the substituents are donor and acceptor groups, were investigated by using the ab initio methods. In particular, the role of different substitution positions for acceptor group was explored. Calculations predict that pentacene derivatives were highly soluble and oxidatively stable than the unsubstituted pentacene. Simulated absorption spectra show that 9-nitropentacen-2-amine (PD2) exhibits three absorption bands in the ultraviolet and visible regions. In general, substituents have important impact on the first hyperpolarizability value, and a remarkable enhancement of static second hyperpolarizability is revealed in this study; however, further investigations are required to confirm this finding. Molecular dynamics simulations of the solid state suggest that a material based on 9-nitropentacen-2-amine and 10-nitropentacen-2-amine could exhibit low resistivity due to the potential amount of π–π stacking. The results emphasize the potential of using the herein studied pentacene-based compounds, with particular reference to PD2, for future applications in the optoelectronic and photonic fields.
ab initio, GAP, NLO properties, Pentacene, UV/VIS spectra, withdrawing group
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