Test 2…

November 30th, 2015 by bender

Testing 2…


November 26th, 2015 by bender

Test to see if things are working…

Boron Subphthalocyanines as Organic Electronic Materials – A Review Article

October 3rd, 2012 by bender

Our review of boron subphthalocyanines as organic electronic materials has been published ASAP by ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.

Our review article can be found here: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/am3015197

This review article is the summation of a lot of hard work on Graham’s part. A congratulations is extended to him. Good luck with the new job!

We have paid the ACS Author’s choice fee to make the review article open access. We hope you enjoy the read!

We also have been awarded the cover image, stay tuned!


A comparison of Halo Boron Subphthalocyanines.

October 3rd, 2012 by bender

Our paper where we directly compare the three halo boron subphthalocyanines (F-BsubPc, Cl-BsubPc and Br-BsubPc) has been published.

A link to the article can be found here:


Key findings include: F-BsubPc is hydrolytically stable and that each halo-BsubPc is nearly equivalent in solid state arrangement (single crystals), electrochemical behaviour and in spectroscopic properties.

A well done is extended to Mabel and her coauthors for a terrific contribution.


1st Boron Subphthalocyanine Polymer!

October 2nd, 2012 by bender

Our paper concerning the first example of a boron subphthalocyanine polymer has been published ASAP in Macromolecules.

The full paper can be found here: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ma301247p

Congratualtions to Jeremy for their hard work on obtaining these polymers. Congratulations also goes to their coauthors Benoit, Andrew and Eli. Well done to all, this has been a long time coming.


Welcome to our new website

October 1st, 2012 by bender

Welcome to our new website! Over the next while this site will be populated with information about the Bender Laboratory in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Please check back often if our research interests you. We will keep you up to date on our latest publications and goings-ons.

Organic Materials For Electronic Devices

June 19th, 2010 by bender

My primary academic interest lies within the nanometer level design, synthesis and engineering of new organic materials which can function in electronic devices such as organic solar cells, organic light emitting diodes and organic thin film transistors.  I do not limit myself to concepts in either small molecules or macromolecules (polymers) but rather explore both.  Underlying my research is the need to explore and understand the physical processes and properties of the novel materials we design.  I consider my interests to span from the fundamental to the applied and even into development and commercialization.  For example were applicable, I am interested in the development of environmentally friendly and responsible chemical processes which yield our novel materials or their chemical precursors or intermediates.