Chemical equations presented. Several functionalized benzo[1,2-b:3,4- b′:5,6-d′′]trithiophenes have been synthesized and characterized. The fully planar and highly electron-rich material shows great promise as the donor constituent in donor-acceptor type copolymers for use in organic electronics. As a proof of concept, a copolymer with the electron acceptor, 2,1,3-benzothiadiazole, has been prepared. Side-chain modifications have been employed to adjust both the electron-rich character of the monomer and the solubility and processability of the polymer.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry