Bisperfluorophenyl-substituted thiophene oligomers. Organic semiconductors with complementary-type carrier mobility

Antonio Facchetti, Howard E. Katz, Tobin J. Marks*

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The design, synthesis, and properties of two mixed perfluorophenyl-thiophene oligomers 5,5‴-diperfluorophenyl-2,2′:5′,2″:5″,2‴:5 ‴,2″″:5″″,2″‴-quaterthiophene (2) and 5,5′-bis{1-[4(thien-2-yl)-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl)]}-2,2′-dithioph ene (3) are presented. Molecular characterization included the following techniques: multinuclear NMR, DSC and TGA, optical UV-Vis and photoluminescence spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. Thin films can be easily grown by vacuum evaporation and have been characterized by optical UV-Vis and photoluminescence, XRD, and field-effect transistor measurements. Electron and hole mobilities of 0.06-0.08 cm2/(V s) and 0.001-0.003 cm2/(V s) were found for 2 and 3, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-194
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventElectronics on Unconventional Substrates-Electrotextiles and Giant-Area Flexible Circuits - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 2 2002Dec 3 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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