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

Kanibolotsky, A. L., Findlay, N. J. and Skabara, P. J. (2015) Polythiophene and oligothiophene systems modified by TTF electroactive units for organic electronics. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 11, pp. 1749-1766. (doi:10.3762/bjoc.11.191) (PMID:26664595) (PMCID:PMC4660975)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Skabara, Professor Peter and Findlay, Mr Neil
Authors: Kanibolotsky, A. L., Findlay, N. J., and Skabara, P. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Publisher:Beilstein-Institut
ISSN:1860-5397
ISSN (Online):1860-5397
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Kanibolotsky et al.
First Published:First published in Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry 11:1749-1766
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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