PUBLICATIONS




54. Wex, B., Kaafarani, B. R.* “Perspective on Carbazole-Based Organic Compounds as Emitters and Hosts in TADF Applications”, J. Mater. Chem. C. 2017, 5, 8622-8653.

53. Dagher, M. M.; Atieh, J. A.; Soubra, M. K.; Khoury, S.; Tamim, H.*; Kaafarani, B. R.* “Medical Research Volunteer Program (MRVP): Innovative Program Promoting Undergraduate Research in the Medical Field”, BMC Med. Educ. 2016, 16, 160-171.

52. Kaafarani, B. R.; Risko, C.; El-Assaad, T. H.; El-Ballouli, A. O.; Marder, S. R.; Barlow, S. “Mixed-Valence Cations of Di(carbazol-9-yl) Biphenyl, Tetrahydropyrene, and Pyrene Derivatives”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 3156-3166.

51. El-Assaad, T. H.; Auer, M.; Castañeda, R.; Hallal, K. M.; Jradi, F. M.; Mosca, L.; Khnayzer, R. S.; Patra, D.; Timofeeva, T. V.; Brédas, J-L.; List-Kratochvil, E. J. W.; Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Tetraaryl Pyrenes: Photophysical Properties, Computational Studies, Crystal Structures, and Application in OLEDs”, J. Mater. Chem. C 2016, 4, 3041-3058.

50. El-Assaad, T. H.; Shiring, S. B.; Getmanenko, Y. A.; Hallal, K. M.; Brédas, J-L.; Marder, S. R.; Al-Sayah, M. H.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Dithieno[3,2-a:2',3'-c]phenazine-based Chemical Probe for Anions: A Spectroscopic Study of Binding”, RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 43303-43311.

49. Wex, B.; El-Ballouli, A. O.; Vanvooren, A.; Zschieschang, U.; Klauk, H.; Krause, J. A.; Cornil, J. Kaafarani, B. R. “Crystalline TQPP as p-type Semiconductor: X-ray Crystallographic Investigation, OTFT Device, and Computational Analysis of Transport Properties”, J. Mol. Struc. 2015, 1093, 144-149.

48. Khalil, L. I.; Chahine, K. M.; Kaafarani, B. R. “International Organic Chemistry Competition: A Thrilling, Unique Experience”, J. Chem. Edu. 2015, 92, 401-404.

47. Altarawneh, S.; Nahar, S.; Arachchige, I. U.; El-Ballouli, A. O.; Hallal, K. M.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Rabbani, M. G.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Highly Porous and Photoluminescent QuinoxalinoPhenanthroPhenazine-Derived Benzimidazole-Linked Polymers”, J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3, 3006-3010.

46. El-Ballouli, A. O.; Kayal, H.; Shuai, C.; Zeidan, T. A.; Raad, F. S.; Leng, S.; Wex, B.; Cheng, S. Z. D.; Eichhorn, S. H.*; Kaafarani, B. R.* “Lateral Extension Induces Columnar Mesomorphism in Crucifix Shaped Quinoxalinophenanthrophenazines”, Tetrahedron 2015, 71, 308-314.

45. Makowski, T.; Moustafa, R. M.; Uznanski, P.; Zajaczakowski, W.; Pisula, W.; Tracz, A.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Structural, Thermo-Optical, and Photophysical Properties of Highly Oriented Thin Films of Quinoxalinophenanthrophenazine Derivative”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2014, 118, 18736-18745.

44. Jradi, F. M.; El-Ballouli, A. O.; Al-Sayah, M. H.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Synthesis and Binding Investigations of Novel Crown-Ether Derivatives of Phenanthro[4,5-abc]phenazine and Quinoxalino[2',3':9,10]phenanthro[4,5-abc]phenazine”, Supramolec. Chem. 2014, 26, 15-24.

43. El-Ballouli, A. O.; Khnayzer, R. S.; Khalife, J. C.; Fonari, A.; Hallal, K. H.; Timofeeva, T. V.; Patra, D.; Castellano, F. N.; Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R. “2,7-Diaryl-4,5,9,10-tetrahydropyrenes vs 2,7-Diarylpyrenes: Photophysical properties and Crystal Structures”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A. 2013, 272, 49-57.

42. Chen, S.; Raad, F. S.; Ahmida, M.; Kaafarani, B. R., Eichhorn, H. S.“Columnar mesomorphism of fluorescent board-shaped quinoxalinophenanthrophenazine derivatives with donor-acceptor structure”, Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 558-661.

41. Kaafarani, B. R.; El-Ballouli, A. O.; Trattnig, R.; Fonari, A.; Sax, S.; Wex, B.; Risko, C.; Khnayzer, Rony S.; Barlow, S.; Patra, D.; Timofeeva, T. V.; List, E. J. W.; Brédas, J.-L.; Marder, S. R. “Bis(Carbazolyl) Derivatives of Pyrene and Tetrahydropyrene: Synthesis, Structures, Optical Properties, Electrochemistry, and Electroluminescence”, J. Mater. Chem. C 2013, 1, 1638-1650.

40. Rabbani, M. G.; Sekizkardes, A. K.; El-Kaderi, O. M.; Kaafarani, B. R.; El-Kaderi, H. M. “Pyrene-Directed Growth of Nanoporous Benzimidazole-Linked Nanofibers and their Application to Selective CO2 Capture and Separation”, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 25409-25417.

39. El-Ballouli, A. O.; Zhang, Y.; Barlow, S.; Marder, S. R.; Al-Sayah, M. H.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Fluorescent Detection of Anions by Dibenzophenazine-Based Sensors”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2012, 53, 661-665.

38. Eichhorn, S. H.; Chen, S.; Ahmida, M.; Demenev, A.; Kayal, H.; Raad, F. S.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Patwardhan, S.; Grozema, F. C.; Siebbeles, L. D. A.; Taerum, T.; Perepichka, D. F.; Klenkler, R. “A combined study of mesomorphism, optical, and electronic properties of donor-acceptor columnar liquid crystals”, Proc. SPIE 2011, 8114, 811402-811407.

37. Fonari, A.; Jradi, F. M.; Fonari, M. S.; Al-Sayah, M. H.; Antipin, M. Y.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Timofeeva, T. V. “Two polymorphs of phenanthro[4,5-abc]phenazine-18-crown-6: X-Ray diffraction and DFT studies”, J. Mol. Struct. 2011, 996, 141-147.

36. Kaafarani, B. R. “Discotic Liquid Crystals for Opto-Electronic Applications”, Chem. Mater. 2011, 23, 378-396.

35. Wex, B.; Jradi, F. M.; Patra, D.; Kaafarani, B. R. “End-capping of Conjugated Thiophene-benzene Aromatic Systems”, Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 8778-8784.

34. Bittolo Bon, S.; Valentini, L; Moustafa, R. M.; Jradi, F. M.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Verdejo, R.; Lopez-Manchado. M. A.; Kenny, J. M. “Morphology and Photoelectrical Properties of Solution Processable Butylamine Modified Graphene and Pyrene-based Organic Semiconductor”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114, 11252-11257.

33. Raad, F. S.; El-Ballouli, A. O.; Moustafa, R. M.; Al-Sayah, M. H.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Novel Quinoxalinophenanthrophenazine-Based Molecules as Sensors for Anions: Synthesis and Binding Investigations”, Tetrahedron 2010, 66, 2944-2952.

32. Leng, S.; Hsin Chan, L.; Jing, J.; Hu, J.; Moustafa, R. M.; Van Horn, R. M.; Graham, M. J.; Sun, B.; Zhu, M.; Jeong, K.-U.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Zhang, W.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D. “From Crystals to Columnar Liquid Crystal Phases: Molecular Design, Synthesis and Phase Structure Characterization of a Series of Novel Phenazines Potentially Useful in Photovoltaic Applications”, Soft Matter 2010, 6, 100-112.

31. Leng, S.; Wex, B.; Hsin Chan, L.; Graham, M. J.; Jin, S.; Jing, J.; Jeong, K.-U.; Van Horn, R. M.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Cheng, S. Z. D. “Phase Transitions and Structures of Novel Pyrenes Potentially Useful in Photovoltaic Applications”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 5403-5411.

30. Degheili, J. A.; Moustafa, R. M.; Patra, D.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Effect of Chain Length on the Photophysical Properties of Pyrene-Based Molecules Substituted With Extended Chains”, J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113, 1244-1249.

29. Moustafa, R. M.; Degheili, J. A.; Patra, D.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Synthesis and Detailed Photophysical Studies of Pyrene-Based Molecules Substituted With Extended Chains”, J. Phys. Chem. A 2009, 113, 1235-1243.

28. Lucas, L. A.; DeLongchamp, D. M.; Richter, L. J.; Kline, R. J.; Fischer, D. A.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Jabbour, G. A. “Thin Film Microstructure of a Solution Processable Pyrene-Based Small Molecules For Electronic Applications”, Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 5743-5749.

27. Domercq, B.; Yu, J.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Kondo, T.; Yoo, S.; Haddock, J. N.; Barlow, S.; Marder, S. R.; Kippelen, B. “A Comparative Study of Charge Mobility Measurements in a Diamine and in a Hexaazatrinapthylene Using Different Techniques” Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 2008, 481, 80-93.

26. Jradi, F. M.; Al-Sayah, M.; Kaafarani, B. R. “Synthesis and Metal-Binding Studies of A Novel Pyrene Discotic”, Tetrahedron Lett. 2008, 49, 238-242.

25. Mondal, R.; Wex, B.; Shah, B. K.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Danilov, E. O.; Jabbour, G. E.; Neckers, D. C. “Unusual Electroluminescent Properties of Dihydroheptacenes”, Org. Electron. 2008, 9, 227-233.

24. Jiang, J.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Kirschbaum, K.; Hu, Y.; Neckers, D. C. “Non-merohedral Twin Crystal of 2,3,9,10-Tetrakis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)-6,13-bis(trimethylsilylethynyl)pentacene”, Acta Cryst. 2007, E63, o3760-o3761.

23. Kaafarani, B. R.; Lucas, L.; Wex, B.; Jabbour, G. E. "Synthesis of Novel Pyrene Discotics for Potential Electronic Applications", Tetrahedron Lett. 2007, 48, 5995-5998.

22. Ha, S. D.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Barlow, S.; Marder, S. R.; Kahn, A. “Multi-Phase Growth and Electronic Structure of Ultra-Thin Hexaazatrinaphthylene on Au(111)”, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2007, 111, 10493-10497.

21. Leng, S.; Moustafa, R. M.; Hu, J.; Jin, S.; Jing, J.; Jeong, K.-U.; Horn, R. V.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D. “Phase Transitions and Structures of Organic Photovoltaic Materials”, Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 2007, 97, 393-394.

20. Barlow, S.; Zhang, Q.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Risko, C.; Amy, F.; Domercq, B.; Starikova, Z. A.; Antipin, M. Y.; Timofeeva, T. V.; Kippelen, B; Brédas, J.-L.; Kahn, A.; Marder, S. R. “Synthesis, Ionization Potentials, and Electron Affinities of Hexaazatrinaphthylene Derivatives”, Chem. Eur. J. 2007, 13, 3537-3547.

19. Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Danilov, E. O.; Neckers, D. C. "The Photophysics of Condensed Ring Systems of Alternating Benzenes and Thiophenes", J. Phys. Chem. A 2006, 110, 13754-13758.

18. Jiang, J.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Neckers, D. C. “Design, Synthesis, and Properties of New Derivatives of Pentacene” J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 2155-2158.

17. Coropceanu, V.; Kwon, O.; Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Gruhn, N. E.; Durivage, J. C.; Neckers, D. C.; Brédas, J-L. “Vibronic Couplings In Organic Semiconductors Based On Linear Fused Benzene-Thiophene Heterocycles”, Chem. Eur. J. 2006, 12, 2073-2080.

16. Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Schroeder, R.; Majewski, L. A.; Grell, M.; Neckers, D. C. “Isomeric Purity and the Influence of Structure on Field-effect Mobility” J. Mater. Chem. 2006, 16, 1121-1124.

15. Kaafarani, B. R.; Kondo, T.; Yu, J.; Zhang, Q.; Dattilo, D.; Risko, C; Jones, S. C.; Barlow, S.; Domercq, B.; Amy, F.; Kahn, A.; Brédas, J.-L.; Kippelen, B.; Marder, S. R. “High Charge Carrier Mobility in an Amorphous Hexaazatrinaphthylene Derivative” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 16358-16359.

14. Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Schroeder, R.; Majewski, L. A.; Grell, M.; Neckers, D. C. “Isomer-pure Synthesis and Preparation of FET using Thieno[f,f’]bis[1]benzothiophene (syn, anti)” Proceedings of SPIE 2005, 5940, 21-27.

13. Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Kirschbaum, K.; Neckers, D. C. "Synthesis of the Anti and Syn Isomer of Thieno [f,f’]bis[1]benzothiophene. Comparison of the Optical and Electrochemical Properties of the Anti and Syn Isomers" J. Org. Chem. 2005, 70, 4502-4505.

12. Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Neckers, D. C. "Efficient Isomer-Pure Synthesis of a Benzo[b]thiophene Analogue of Pentacene" J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 2197-2199.

11. Wex, B.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Oliver, A. G.; Bauer, J. A. K.; Neckers, D. C. "Photoaddition Reactions of Acetylene and Butadiyne Derivatives to Benzodithiophene" J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 8258-8260.

10. Wang, F.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Neckers, D. C. "Synthesis of Silicon-Containing Unsaturated Polymers by Hydrosilylation Reactions. Photophysical Studies" Macromolecules 2003, 36, 8225-8230.

9. Kaafarani, B. R.; Wex, B.; Wang, F.; Catanescu, O.; Chien, L. C.; Neckers, D. C. "Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Y-Enyne Dendrimers with Four and Six Arms" J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 5377 - 5380.

8. Jiang, J.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Neckers, D. C. “ Fluorescence probes based on the Y-enyne chromophore” Polym. Mat. Sci. Eng. 2003, 88, 467-468.

7. Kaafarani, B. R.; Wex, B.; Oliver, A. G.; Bauer, J. A. K.; Neckers, D. C. "pi-pi Stacking and Nitro-pi Stacking Interactions of 2,4-Bis(Phenylethynyl)-4-Phenyl-1- (4-Nitrophenyl)Butadiene" Acta Cryst. 2003, E59, o227-o229.

6. Kaafarani, B. R. “Synthesis, photocyclization, stacking, solvatochromic properties, and liquid crystalline behavior of Y-enynes” Ph. D. Dissertation, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2002.

5. Kaafarani, B. R.; Wex, B.; Bauer, J. A. K.; Oliver, A. J.; Neckers, D. C. "Photocyclization of a naphthyl substituted Y-enyne", Tetrahedron Lett. 2002, 43, 8227-8230.

4. Kaafarani, B. R.; Wex, B.; Strehmel, B.; Neckers, D. C. "Structural concept for fluorinated Y-enynes with solvatochromic properties" Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2002, 1, 942-950.

3. Kaafarani, B. R.; Gu, H.; Pinkerton, A. A.; Neckers, D. C. "The crystal and molecular structures of 1-naphthylphenyliodonium tetrafluoroborate and 1-naphthylphenyliodonium tetrakis-(pentafluorophenyl)gallate" J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 2002, 2318-2321.

2. Kaafarani, B. R.; Pinkerton, A. A.; Neckers, D. C. "High order stacking of a perfluoro Y-enyne" Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 8137-8139.

1. Kaafarani, B. R.; Neckers, D. C. "Photocyclization of a conjugated triaryl Y-enyne" Tetrahedron Lett. 2001, 42, 4099-4102.


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