Wenjie was Núria Aliaga's first PhD student at the ICMAB, and she was really happy for her, and for all the work done together. Four years of hard work and good times at the Institute, working with organic small molecules.
Abstract: Organic small molecules materials with optoelectronic properties are particularly attractive in the fields of organic solar cells and molecular electronics. Porphyrins and curcuminoids (CCMoids) are prospective candidates in these fields due to their modifiable chemical structures and outstanding properties. In this thesis, the design and preparation of these two families of molecules, together with their self-assembly abilities and potential applications have been studied. The metalloporphyrins and CCMoids containing long chiral or achiral moieties with carbonyl substituents have been synthesized, and their non-covalent assemblies or coordination polymer have been achieved. Then, initial solution-processed bulk heterojunction organic solar cell and single molecular electronics experiments based on the designed molecules were presented.