Synthesis and characterization of fused pyrrolo[3,2-d:4,5-d']bisthiazole-containing polymers. Academic Article uri icon


  • The synthesis of a novel electron-deficient fused pyrrolo[3,2-d:4,5-d']bisthiazole is reported from 2-bromothiazole. This was copolymerized with thiophene, selenophene, thienothiophene, and bithiophene by microwave-assisted Stille polycondensation. The resulting polymers exhibited small optical band gaps combined with low-lying HOMO energy levels and demonstrated semiconducting behavior in organic field effect transistors.

published proceedings

  • Org Lett

altmetric score

  • 9

author list (cited authors)

  • Al-Hashimi, M., Labram, J. G., Watkins, S., Motevalli, M., Anthopoulos, T. D., & Heeney, M.

citation count

  • 37

complete list of authors

  • Al-Hashimi, Mohammed||Labram, John G||Watkins, Scott||Motevalli, Majid||Anthopoulos, Thomas D||Heeney, Martin

publication date

  • December 2010