Synthesis and characterization of fused pyrrolo[3,2- d:4,5- d' ]bisthiazole-containing polymers

Mohammed Al-Hashimi, John G. Labram, Scott Watkins, Majid Motevalli, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, Martin Heeney

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The synthesis of a novel electron-deficient fused pyrrolo[3,2-d:4,5-d'] bisthiazole is reported from 2-bromothiazole. This was copolymerized with thiophene, selenophene, thienothiophene, and bithiophene by microwave-assisted Stille polycondensation. The resulting polymers exhibited small optical band gaps combined with low-lying HOMO energy levels and demonstrated semiconducting behavior in organic field effect transistors. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5478-5481
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Dec 3 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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