Effect of Alkyl Chain Branching Point on 3D Crystallinity in High N‐Type Mobility Indolonaphthyridine Polymers Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Herein, this study investigates the impact of branching-point-extended alkyl chains on the charge transport properties of three ultrahigh n-type mobility conjugated polymers. Using grazing incidence wide-angle X-ray scattering, analysis of the crystallinity of the series shows that while π–π interactions are increased for all three polymers as expected, the impact of the side-chain engineering on polymer backbone crystallinity is unique to each polymer and correlates to the observed changes in charge transport. With the three polymers exhibiting n-type mobilities between 0.63 and 1.04 cm2 V−1 s−1, these results ratify that the indolonaphthyridine building block has an unprecedented intrinsic ability to furnish high-performance n-type organic semiconductors.

author list (cited authors)

  • Fallon, K. J., Santala, A., Wijeyasinghe, N., Manley, E. F., Goodeal, N., Leventis, A., ... Bronstein, H.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • September 2017

publisher