Electronic, redox and charge transport properties of an unusual hybrid structure: a bis(septithiophene) bridged by a fused tetrathiafulvalene (TTF)

Wright, I. A., Skabara, P. J. , Forgie, J. C., Kanibolotsky, A. L., González, B., Coles, S. J., Gambino, S. and Samuel, I. D. W. (2011) Electronic, redox and charge transport properties of an unusual hybrid structure: a bis(septithiophene) bridged by a fused tetrathiafulvalene (TTF). Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21(5), pp. 1462-1469. (doi: 10.1039/C0JM02293D)

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Abstract

A hybrid tetrathiafulvalene–oligothiophene compound has been synthesised, in which the fulvalene unit is fused on both sides to an end-capped septithiophene oligomer. The compound (1) has been studied by cyclic voltammetry, UV-vis spectroelectrochemistry and X-ray crystallography. The properties of this material are compared to the half-unit (9), which lacks the TTF core and contains only one septithiophene chain. In the case of the larger molecule, there are multiple and complex redox processes leading to the loss of 6–8 electrons per molecule. Charge generation layer time-of-flight measurements give maximum hole mobilities of ca. 1 × 10−5 cm2 V−1 s−1.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:ALK, IAW, SG and IDWS thank the EPSRC for funding.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kanibolotskyy, Mr Oleksandr and Skabara, Professor Peter
Authors: Wright, I. A., Skabara, P. J., Forgie, J. C., Kanibolotsky, A. L., González, B., Coles, S. J., Gambino, S., and Samuel, I. D. W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of Materials Chemistry
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN:0959-9428
ISSN (Online):1364-5501
Published Online:26 October 2010

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