Effect of substituents on the properties of distyrylarylene-based field-effect transistor materials

Ye Xin Li, Xu Tang Tao, Fa Jun Wang, Tao He, Liang Liang Zhang, Min Hua Jiang

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Two new distyrylarylene derivatives, 4,4′-bis(2-dibenzothienylvinyl)biphenyl (1) and 4,4′-bis(2-bithienylvinyl)biphenyl (2), were synthesized with good yields. Their properties are compared with 4,4′-bis[2-(3-N-butylcarbazolyl)vinyl]biphenyl (3). Our experiments reveal that the substituents have significant effects on the optical behaviors and film morphologies. The OFET properties of these materials were investigated. Both 1 and 2 exhibit hole mobility higher than 0.01 cm2 V-1 s-1 with good environmental stability. However, the devices using 3 as active layer show poor carrier-transporting ability due to weak intermolecular interactions in the film. These results reveal that the substituent has significant effect on the OFET performance of distyrylarylene-based materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)264-268
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
StatePublished - Mar 5 2009

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Funding Information:
We thank the State National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 50721002, 50590403, 90401028, 50673003) and 973 program of PR China (Grant Nos. 2004CB619002) for financial support.


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