Synthesis and field-effect properties of α,ω -disubstituted sexithiophenes bearing polar groups

Antonio Dell'Aquila, Piero Mastrorilli, Cosimo Francesco Nobile, Giuseppe Romanazzi, Gian Paolo Suranna, Luisa Torsi, Maria Cristina Tanese, Domenico Acierno, Eugenio Amendola, Piero Morales

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The synthesis of sexithiophenes bearing amide or ester groups in the α,ω-terminal positions is described, along with their characterization in the solid state. The influence of the functional group on mobilities and on/off ratios of the organic FET devices was investigated. The oligomer bearing the ester functional group separated from the sexithiophene core by an ethylene spacer showed a hole field-effect mobility as high as 0.012 cm2V-1s-1, which is among the highest reported so far for organic FETs using sexithiophenes modified with polar groups. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2006.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1183 - 1191
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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Dell'Aquila, A., Mastrorilli, P., Nobile, C. F., Romanazzi, G., Suranna, G. P., Torsi, L., ... Morales, P. (2006). Synthesis and field-effect properties of α,ω -disubstituted sexithiophenes bearing polar groups. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16(12), 1183 - 1191.