Amphiphilic perylenetretracarboxyl diimide dimer and its application in field effect transistor

Yanfeng Wang, Yanli Chen, Renjie Li, Shuangqing Wang, Wei Su, Pan Ma, Michael R. Wasielewski, Xiyou Li*, Jianzhuang Jiang

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A novel perylene diimide (PDI) derivative with typical amphiphilic character, 2, was designed and prepared. The spectroscopic studies on this compound in solution revealed the face-to-face dimeric configuration and effective π - π interaction between the two perylene rings. This amphiphilic PDI derivative was fabricated into highly ordered films by Langmuir - Blodgett (LB) technique and fabricated into an organic field effect transistor (OFET), which shows carrier mobility around 0.05 cm2 V-1 s-1 and current modulation of 103. This OFET performance is much better than that of monomeric PDI 1 and can be attributed to the unique face-to-face structure of 2, which promotes the interactions between neighboring PDI ring in LB film as indicated by the π - A isotherms and UV - vis absorption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5836-5842
Number of pages7
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 8 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • General Materials Science
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Electrochemistry


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