Synthesis, Characterization, Self-Assembly, and Physical Properties of 11-Methylbenzo[<i>d</i>]pyreno[4,5-<i>b</i>]furan

Synthesis, structure, and physical properties of a novel 11-methylbenzo[<i>d</i>]pyreno[4,5-<i>b</i>]furan (BPF) and its self-assembly in water have been reported. The performance of nanowire-based films in organic light-emitting diodes is much better than that of the thin film deposited by directly drop-coating BPF molecules in THF solution. SEM study indicates that the well-organized structure (nanowires) is an important factor in enhancing the performance of OLED devices.