Ambipolar Organic Field-Effect Transistors from Cross-Conjugated Aromatic Quaterthiophenes; Comparisons with Quinoidal Parent Materials

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.200801066
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TypeArticle
Journal titleAdvanced Functional Material
Volume19
Issue3
Pages386394; # of pages: 9
SubjectOrganic field-effect transistors; Organic light-emitting diodes; Raman spectra; Semiconductors; Theoretical study
AbstractThis contribution presents an electrochemical, Raman spectroscopic, and theoretical study probing the differences in molecular and electronic structure of two quinoidal oligothiophenes (3′,4′-dibutyl-5,5″-bis(dicyanomethylene)-5,5″-dihydro-2,2′:5′,2″-terthiophene and 5,5′-bis(dicyanomethylene)-3-hexyl-2,5-dihydro-4,4′-dihexyl-2,2′,5,5′-tetrahydro-tetrathiophene) with terminal tetracyanomethylene functionalization and aromatic oligothiophenes where acceptor moieties are positioned at lateral positions along the conjugated chain (6,6′-dibutylsulfanyl-[2,2′-bi-[4-dicyanovinylene-4H-cyclopenta[2,1-b:3,4-b′]dithiophene]). In this way, the consequences of linear and cross conjugation are compared and contrasted. From this analysis, it is apparent that organic field-effect transistors fabricated with cross-conjugated tetrathiophene semiconductors should combine the benefits of an electron-donor aromatic chain with strongly electron-accepting tetracyanomethylene substituents. The corresponding organic field-effect transistors exhibit ambipolar transport with rather similar hole and electron mobilities. Moreover, n-channel conduction is enhanced to yield one of the highest electron mobilities found to date for this type of material.
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