Towards “green” electronic materials. α-Oligofurans as semiconductors

Ori Gidron, Afshin Dadvand, Yana Sheynin, Michael Bendikov, Dmitrii F. Perepichka

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We report that linear oligomers of furan, which is a biodegradable molecule directly obtainable from biomass, could be used as organic semiconductors and show field effect mobilities similar to those of the corresponding thiophene analogues. Efficient fluorescence and increased solubility of oligofurans and their derivatives are two other important advantages for their application in organic electronics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1976-1978
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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