Microwave-assisted synthesis of polythiophenes via the Stille coupling

Steve Tierney*, Martin Heeney, Lain McCulloch

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Abstract

Microwave radiation has been employed to synthesise soluble polythiophenes 1-4 via the Stille coupling, resulting in the preparation of polythiophene 1 with higher molecular weights (Mn>15,000) and a lower polydispersity (Mw/Mn≈2) than when synthesised using conventional heating. Field-effect mobilities of greater than 3 × 10 -2 cm2/V s were measured for polymer 1 in an organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-198
Number of pages4
JournalSynthetic Metals
Volume148
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 31 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Microwave-assisted
  • Polythiophene
  • Semiconductor
  • Solubility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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