2-Stannyl and 2,6-distannyl naphthalene diimides (NDIs) can be synthesized through the palladium-catalyzed reaction of the appropriate bromo
derivatives with hexabutylditin. The utility of these precursors in palladium catalyzed cross-coupling reactions is demonstrated by the synthesis
of bi- and ter-NDI derivatives, UV vis, cyclic voltammetry, and n-channel organic field-effect transistor data for which are compared to those of
the monomeric parent NDI.