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

Synthesis, structure, and physical properties of a novel 11-methylbenzo[d]pyreno[4,5-b]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.