Alternating copolymers incorporating dithienogemolodithiophene for field-effect transistor applications

Jessica Shaw, Hongliang Zhong, Chin Pang Yau, Abby Casey, Ester Buchaca-Domingo, Natalie Stingelin, David Sparrowe, William Mitchell, Martin Heeney

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We report the synthesis of an electron-rich fused dithienogemolodithiophene monomer containing straight chain tetradecyl solubilizing groups. Copolymers were prepared with four different electron accepting monomers of varying reduction potential. We report how the choice of acceptor influences the optical properties and molecular energy levels as well as the solid state packing. Field effect transistor devices were fabricated using silver source-drain electrodes, with a promising charge carrier mobility up to 0.26 cm2 V-1 s-1 for films deposited from non-chlorinated solvents. These results suggest dithienogemolodithiophene is a useful building block for the development of high performance semiconducting polymers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8602-8610
Number of pages9
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 23 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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