Perylene and its derivatives are among chemical compounds attracting increasing attention of scientists around the world. This is due to the fact that their interesting properties allow to search for new applications in the field of chemistry, materials science and modern technologies, such as optoelectronics and solar cells. Moreover, perylene derivatives may also be ingredients of hybrid materials, extremely attractive for organic electronics. Such chemically modified compounds belonging to polyaromatic systems have been developed by scientists from the University of Silesia in Katowice. The process of their production is not costly due to the applied inexpensive and easily available raw materials. The obtained perylene derivatives are characterised by exceptional thermal and photochemical stability. They also have the tendency to self-organise, which makes them even more interesting for application in optoelectronic industry and technoologies using nanographenes and their precursors.
The authors of the patented benzo[ghi]perylene, i.e. 1,2-diarylobenzo[ghi]perylene, are: Prof. Eng. Stanisław Krompiec, Dr Eng. Grażyna Szafraniec-Gorol, Assoc. Prof. Piotr Lodowski, Professor of the University of Silesia, Dr Marek Matussek, Beata Marcol-Szumilas, Msc, and Witold Ignasiak, MSc Eng.