Scientists from the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Silesia are the authors of the method of obtaining polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and anthracene derivatives that will be applied in modern organic synthesis and technology of materials developed for organic electronics. The first group of compounds demonstrates unique electron and photophysical properties, whereas the second group is currently examined for application as the active layer in organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). Both inventions have been patented.
The research team mainly looks for solutions intended to remove problems connected with the known methods of obtaining the above compounds. However, as the chemists admit, the proposed solutions did not result directly from the previously used methods, but required a number of studies that enabled to select proper molar ratios of reagents, solvent, temperature and reaction time. The effects of these activities include:
- anthracene derivatives in the form of 9-alkoxyl-10-bromoanthracenes and methods of obtaining them – authors: Dawid Zych MSc Eng., Marek Matussek MSc, Assoc. Prof. Eng. Stanisław Krompiec, Krystian Pożoga MSc Eng. and Aneta Kurpanik MSc,
- as well as the method of obtaining 1′,2′-bis(methoxycarbonyl)-1,12-benzoperylene or 1′,2′-bis(ethoxycarbonyl)-1,12-benzoperylene – authors: Michał Pająk MSc, Aneta Kurpanik MSc, Dawid Zych MSc Eng., Assoc. Prof. Eng. Stanisław Krompiec, Marek Matussek MSc, Beata Marcol-Szumilas MSc and Dr. Michał Filapek.