Tetrathienoacene copolymers as high mobility, soluble organic semiconductors

Hang Fong Hon, Vladimir A. Pozdin, Aram Amassian, George G. Malliaras, Detlef M. Smilgies, Mingqian He, Susan Gasper, Feixia Zhang, Michael Sorensen

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Increasing the rigidity of the thiophene monomer through the use of an alkyl-substituted core that consists of four fused thiophene rings is shown to be a promising route toward high-performance organic semiconductors. We report on a dialkylated tetrathienoacene copolymer that can be deposited from solution to yield ordered films with a short π-π distance of 3.76 Å and with a field-effect hole mobility that exceeds 0.3 cm2/V·s. This polymer enables simple transistor fabrication at relatively low temperatures, which is particularly important for the realization of large-area, mechanically flexible electronics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13202-13203
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number40
StatePublished - Oct 8 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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