BPTs: Thiophene-flanked benzodipyrrolidone conjugated polymers for ambipolar organic transistors

Joseph W. Rumer*, Matthew Levick, Sheng Yao Dai, Rossbauer Stephan, Zhenggang Huang, Biniek Laure, Thomas D. Anthopoulos, James R. Durrant, David J. Procter, Iain Mc Culloch

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A series of novel thiophene-flanked benzodipyrrolidone (BPT)-based alternating copolymers are synthesised, their optical and electrical properties evaluated. The BPT unit promotes a conjugated, planar polymer backbone, with a low bandgap, primarily due to low lying LUMO energy levels. Copolymerisation with thiophene exhibits well balanced ambipolar organic field-effect transistor performance, with electron and hole mobilities 0.1 and 0.2 cm2 V−;1 s−1, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4565-4567
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number40
StatePublished - Apr 23 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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