Molecular Oligogermanes and Related Compounds: Structure, Optical and Semiconductor Properties

Kirill V. Zaitsev, Viktor A. Tafeenko, Yuri F. Oprunenko, Anastasia V. Kharcheva, Zhaisan Zhanabil, Yerlan Suleimen, Kevin Lam, Vladimir B. Zaitsev, Anna V. Zaitseva, Galina S. Zaitseva, Sergey S. Karlov

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The optical (UV/Vis absorbance, fluorescence in the solid state and in solution) and semiconducting properties of a number of di- and trigermanes as well as related silicon- and tin-containing germanes, 1–6 ((p-Tol)3GeGeMe3 (1), Ph3SnGe(SiMe3)3 (2), (C6F5)3GeGePh3 (3), (p-Tol)3GeSiMe2SiMe3 (4), (p-Tol)3GeGeMe2Ge(p-Tol)3 (5), (p-Tol)3GeSiMe2SiMe2Ge(p-Tol)3 (6)) were investigated. Molecular structures of 5 and 6 were studied by X-ray diffraction analysis. All compounds displayed luminescence properties. In addition, a band gap (of about 3.3 eV) was measured for compounds 1–6 showing that those molecules display semiconductor properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1240-1249
Number of pages10
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2017


  • X-ray analysis
  • luminescence
  • oligogermanes
  • organic semiconductors
  • silagermanes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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