Synthesis and Characterization of Fused Pyrrolo[3,2-d:4,5-d′]bisthiazole-Containing Polymers Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 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.

author list (cited authors)

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

publication date

  • January 1, 2010 11:11 AM