Unipolar electron transport polymers: a thiazole based all-electron acceptor approach

Zhibo Yuan, Boyi Fu, Simil Thomas, Siyuan Zhang, Giovanni Deluca, Rui Chang, Lauren Lopez, Chaker Fares, Guoyan Zhang, Jean Luc Bredas, Elsa Reichmanis

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A study discusses copolymerization of the bithiazole distannane monomer with a brominated dithiazolediketopyrrolopyrrole (DTzDPP), to afford a unipolar, all-acceptor, n-channel conjugated polymer, poly-(diketopyrrolopyrrole-tetrathiazole), PDPP4Tz. This polymer is among only a few reported cases of unipolar electron transport, n-channel polymers, such as preliminary OFET characterization points to PDDP4Tz possessing promising macroscale, and unipolar field-effect electron mobility. This study also demonstrates the feasibility of coupling the electron withdrawing bithiazole distannane with other brominated electron acceptors to afford unipolar nchannel polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6045-6049
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2016
Externally publishedYes

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