Bithiophenesulfonamide Building Block for π-Conjugated Donor-Acceptor Semiconductors

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Author(s)

  • Ferdinand S. Melkonyan
  • Wei Zhao
  • Martin Drees
  • Nicholas D. Eastham
  • Matthew J. Leonardi
  • Melanie R. Butler
  • Zhihua Chen
  • Robert P. H. Chang
  • Mark A. Ratner
  • Antonio F. Facchetti
  • Tobin J. Marks

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6944-6947
Journal / PublicationJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume138
Issue number22
Online published23 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We report here π-conjugated small molecules and polymers based on the new π-acceptor building block, bithiophenesulfonamide (BTSA). Molecular orbital computations and optical, electrochemical, and crystal structure analyses illuminate the architecture and electronic structure of the BTSA unit versus other acceptor building blocks. Field-effect transistors and photovoltaic cells demonstrate that BTSA is a promising unit for the construction of π-conjugated semiconducting materials.

Citation Format(s)

Bithiophenesulfonamide Building Block for π-Conjugated Donor-Acceptor Semiconductors. / Melkonyan, Ferdinand S.; Zhao, Wei; Drees, Martin et al.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 138, No. 22, 08.06.2016, p. 6944-6947.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review