Synthesis of an end-capped sexithiophene bearing fused tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) units

Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Lyudmila Kanibolotskaya, Sergey Gordeyev, Peter Skabara, Iain McCulloch, Rory Berridge, Jan E. Lohr, Filippo Marchioni, Fred Wudl

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We report the synthesis of a novel end-capped sexithiophene derivative bearing two pendent, fused tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) units linked to the main chain through 1,4-dithiin heterocycles. Cyclic voltammetry and absorption spectroscopy are used to investigate the electronic properties of this hybrid electroactive material. The oligomer has a band gap of 2.1 eV, and the material can be oxidized through the sexithiophene and TTF units simultaneously.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1601-1604
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2007


  • end-capped sexithiophene
  • tetrathiafulvalene

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