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 Anthopoulos, Martin Heeney*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5478-5481
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume12
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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