Practical, high-yield synthesis of thiol-terminated diacetylenes for formation of conductive monolayers Academic Article uri icon


  • Self-assembled monolayers of thiol terminated conjugated diacetylenes can be cross-linked using ultraviolet light to form highly conjugated polydiacetylenic conductive monolayers1; however, the reported syntheses of the diacetylene monomers present numerous problems that prevent the wide spread application of these in functional materials. We report a redesigned four-step synthesis that proceeds in 75-80 % overall yields and allows gram scale production of an array of thiol terminated conjugated diacetylenes, thereby allowing examination and application of these low-dimensional conductive materials.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bhupathiraju, N., Sayeedi, M., Rizvi, W., Singh, S., Batteas, J. D., & Drain, C. M.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • August 2018