Rubrene is an organic semiconductor used in organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and organic field-effect transistors. It is used as a sensitizer in chemoluminesence. It is also used to prepare single crystal transistors. It acts as a reagent for chemiluminescence research and for transition metal complex ligation. Further, it is used as a p-type organic semiconductor.
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