Polythiophene and oligothiophene systems modified by TTF electroactive units for organic electronics

Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Neil J. Findlay, Peter J. Skabara

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Abstract

The aim of this review is to give an update on current progress in the synthesis, properties and applications of thiophene-based conjugated systems bearing tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) units. We focus mostly on the synthesis of poly- and oligothiophenes with TTF moieties fused to the thiophene units of the conjugated backbone either directly or via a dithiin ring. The electrochemical behaviour of these materials and structure–property relationships are discussed. The study is directed towards the development of a new type of organic semiconductors based on these hybrid materials for application in organic field effect transistors and solar cells.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1749-1766
Number of pages18
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2015

Keywords

  • donor
  • oligothiophene
  • organic electronics
  • polythiophene
  • semiconductor
  • tetrathaiafulvalene

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