Diseleno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]selenophene-Containing High-Mobility Conjugated Polymer for Organic Field-Effect Transistors

Soo Young Jang, In Bok Kim, Minji Kang, Zuping Fei, Eunhwan Jung, Thomas McCarthy-Ward, Jessica Shaw, Dae Hee Lim, Yeon Ju Kim, Sanjay Mathur, Martin Heeney, Dong Yu Kim

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Abstract

The synthesis of a diseleno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]selenophene (DSS) composed of three fused selenophenes is reported and it is used as a building block for the preparation of a high hole mobility conjugated polymer (PDSSTV). The polymer demonstrates strong intermolecular interactions even in solution, despite steric repulsion between the large Se atom in DSS and adjacent (Cβ)–H atoms which leads to a partially twisted confirmation PDSSTV. Nevertheless, 2D grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (2D-GIXD) analysis reveals that the polymer tends to align in a highly ordered edge-on orientation after thermal annealing. The polymer demonstrates promising performance in a field-effect transistor device with saturated hole mobility up to 2 cm2 V−1 s−1 obtained under relatively low gate voltages of −30 V. The ultilization of a Se-containing fused aromatic system, therefore, appears to be a promising avenue for the development of high-performance conjugated polymers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAdvanced Science
Volume6
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2019
Externally publishedYes

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