Synthesis of Next Generation Open-Shell Small Molecules: Effects of Functional Group Modulation of Blatter's Radical

Stephen Gilbert, Purdue University


Polymers containing pendant radical groups have recently come into spotlight for implementation in organic electronic devices. With the synthesis and application of these materials comes many challenges centered around the reactive nature of the radical species. The 1,3-diphenyl-1,4-dihydro-1,2,4-triazin-4-yl (i.e., Blatter’s) radical has been described in literature as a stable, conjugated, planar molecule. As such, it presents an excellent opportunity for further evaluation of charge transport mechanism in radical polymers. The essence of this work will focus on the synthesis and characterization of Blatter’s radical as well as plans consisting of synthetic schemes for the polymerization of this novel molecule.




Boudouris, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Chemistry|Chemical engineering

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