The first tetracene diimide derivative fused with four thiophene rings, TT-TDI, was synthesized by an FeCl3 mediated oxidative cyclodehydrogenation reaction. TT-TDI exhibited a low band gap of 1.52 eV and amphoteric redox behavior. TT-TDI also showed a liquid crystalline property and ambipolar charge transport in thin film field-effect transistors. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
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Acknowledgements: C.C. acknowledges financial support from the National University of Singapore under MOE AcRF FRC Grants R-143-000-444-112 and Start Up Grant R-143-000-486-133. K.-W.H. acknowledges the financial support from KAUST.
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- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry