Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2009, 74, 857-886
Published online 2009-05-06 11:51:33

Recent advances in the design, synthesis and study of covalent conjugated oligomer–C60 ensembles

Raúl Blanco Bazaco, José L. Segura* and Carlos Seoane*

Departamento de Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, E-28040 Madrid, Spain


This review presents an overview of the most recent results in the field of conjugated oligomer covalently attached to the C60 sphere focusing mainly on donor–conjugated oligomer–C60 triads and conjugated oligomer–multifullerene materials. Well-defined monodisperse oligomers as new materials that exhibit interesting optoelectronic properties have been the subject of intense study during the last decade. In this regard, a huge amount of work has been devoted to the development of new synthetic strategies toward the synthesis of conjugated oligomeric materials with precise length and constitution and to their chemical functionalization in order to incorporate them into more complex molecular and supramolecular architectures. An important area of research in the field of conjugated oligomers involves the design and synthesis of donor–acceptor ensembles by combination of monodisperse π-conjugated oligomeric systems with C60 fullerene. Such hybrid systems have shown excited-state interactions making them excellent candidates for fundamental photophysical studies. In addition, these materials have found applications in the field of photovoltaic devices. A review with 70 references.

Keywords: Fullerenes; Conjugated oligomers; Porphyrines; Oligothiophenes; Ferrocene; Alkynes; Functional molecules; Molecular electronics.

References: 88 live references.