BODIPY-thiophene copolymers as p-Channel semiconductors for organic thin-film transistors

Hakan Usta, M. Deniz Yilmaz, Alyssa Jennifer Avestro, Damien Boudinet, Mitchell Denti, Wei Zhao, J. Fraser Stoddart, Antonio Facchetti

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The synthesis and physicochemical properties of a new class of BODIPY-based donor-acceptor π-conjugated polymers are presented. Solution-processed top-gate/bottom-contact (TG-BC) thin-film transistors on flexible plastic substrates exhibit air-stable p-channel activities with charge carrier mobilities as high as 0.17 cm2/V·s and current on/off ratios of 105-106, the highest reported to date for a BODIPY-based semiconductor. The results shown here indicate a significant charge-transport improvement (>10000×) in BODIPY-based polymeric semiconductors, demonstrating its potential in future organic optoelectronic applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4327-4334
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number31
StatePublished - Aug 21 2013


  • bodipy
  • organic semiconductor
  • polymer
  • transistor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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