Synthesis and characterizations of linear- and angular-shaped naphthodithiophenes for organic semiconductors

K. Takimiya, I. Osaka, S. Shinamura, E. Miyazaki

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Syntheses, characterizations, and applications to organic field-effect transistors (OFETs) of four isomeric naphthodithiophenes (NDTs) are reported. The NDT cores are utilized to both small-molecular organic semiconductors for vapor-processed OFETs and polymer semiconductors for solution processed OFETs. For the vapor-processed OFETs, the linear-shaped NDT gives the best material showing mobility of up to 1.5 cm2 V-1 s-1, whereas for the polymer-based solution-processed OFETs, the angular-shaped NDT gives better results with mobility as high as 0.77 cm2 V-1 s-1. To understand the different trends in the mobility of the two systems, the packing structure and intermolecular orbital interaction are studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Field-Effect Transistors X
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventOrganic Field-Effect Transistors X - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Aug 222011 Aug 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceOrganic Field-Effect Transistors X
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Conjugated polymer
  • Naphthodithiophene
  • Organic field-effect transistor
  • Organic semiconductor
  • Thienoacene


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