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.
- end-capped sexithiophene
Kanibolotsky, A. L., Kanibolotskaya, L., Gordeyev, S., Skabara, P., McCulloch, I., Berridge, R., ... Wudl, F. (2007). Synthesis of an end-capped sexithiophene bearing fused tetrathiafulvalene (TTF) units. Organic Letters, 9(8), 1601-1604. https://doi.org/10.1021/ol070366h