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. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4565-4567
Number of pages3
Issue number40
StatePublished - Apr 23 2013
Externally publishedYes

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