- For the initiating explosive, see tetrazene.
3D model (JSmol)
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|Molar mass||228.29 g/mol|
|Appearance||Pale yellow solid|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Tetracene, also called naphthacene, benz[b]anthracene and 2,3-benzanthracene, is a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon. It has the appearance of a pale yellow powder.
It is a molecular organic semiconductor, used in OFETs and OLEDs. In May 2007, researchers from two Japanese universities, Tohoku University in Sendai, and Osaka University, have reported an ambipolar light-emitting transistor made of a tetracene single crystal . Ambipolar means that the electric charge is transported by both, positively charged molecular cations and negatively charged molecular anions. Tetracene can be also used as a gain medium in dye lasers. Jan Hendrik Schön during his time at Bell Labs (1997-2002) claimed to have developed an electrically pumped laser based on tetracene. However his results could not be reproduced and it is considered scientific fraud.