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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)
189 Downloads (Pure)

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

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Polythiophene and oligothiophene systems modified by TTF electroactive units for organic electronics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this