Synthesis, X-ray, spectroelectrochemical, and theoretical studies of a tricyanovinyl-capped quaterthiophene: A correlation of semiconductor performance with physical properties

Michael W. Burand, Kari A. McGee, Xiuyu Cai, Demetrio A. da Silva Filho, Jean-Luc Bredas, C. Daniel Frisbie, Kent R. Mann*

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Abstract

A new tricyanovinyl-substituted quaterthiophene compound has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray crystallography, cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry, and theoretical analysis. The tricyanovinyl group provides a dramatic change in the physical properties of the quaterthiophene. The molecule has been tested as the semiconducting layer in an n-type thin-film transistor. The device properties correlate well with the solid-state packing, spectroelectrochemical results, and theoretical modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-256
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume425
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 10 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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