Synthesis of semiconducting polymers through soluble precursor polymers with thermally removable groups and their application to organic transistors

Taisuke Uemura, Masashi Mamada, Daisuke Kumaki, Shizuo Tokito

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Abstract

Novel semiconducting polymers consisting of thiophene and anthracene units without alkyl groups were successfully synthesized through soluble precursor polymers and applied to the organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs). Thermal elimination of leaving groups from the precursor polymers by retro Diels-Alder reaction was proved by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), FT-IR, and UV-vis spectroscopy. The resulting films of the semiconducting polymers showed good surface morphologies even after thermal elimination, resulting in good semiconducting behavior with mobility of 0.015 cm2 V-1 s-1 in the typical top-contact OTFT. In addition, the devices based on these polymers are stable under ambient conditions and maintained good transistor performance even after being stored in air for 2 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-833
Number of pages4
JournalACS Macro Letters
Volume2
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 17 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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