Tuning the semiconducting properties of sexithiophene by α,ω-substitution - α,ω-diperfluorohexylsexithiophene: The first n-type sexithiophene for thin-film transistors

Antonio Facchetti, Yvonne Deng, Anchuan Wang, Yoshihiro Koide, Henning Sirringhaus, Tobin J Marks, Richard H. Friend

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The first substituent-induced "flip" from p- to n-type conductivity as well as enhanced thermal stability and volatility are found for fluorocarbon-functionalized sexithiophene 1 (relative to the fluorine free analogues 2 and 3). Evaporated films of 1 behave as n-type semiconductors, and can be used to fabricate thin-film transistors with field-effect mobilities as high as 0.02 cm2V-1s-1 - some of the highest reported to date for n-type organic semiconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4547-4551
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 15 2000



  • Electronic devices
  • Oligomers
  • Semiconductors
  • Thin films
  • Thiophenes

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  • Chemistry(all)

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