Unique Reversible Crystal-to-Crystal Phase Transition – Structural and Functional Properties of Fused Ladder Thienoarenes

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625369
Title:
Unique Reversible Crystal-to-Crystal Phase Transition – Structural and Functional Properties of Fused Ladder Thienoarenes
Authors:
Abe, Yuichiro; Savikhin, Victoria; Yin, Jun; Grimsdale, Andrew C.; Soci, Cesare; Toney, Michael F.; Lam, Yeng Ming
Abstract:
Donor-acceptor type molecules based on fused ladder thienoarenes, indacenodithiophene (IDT) and dithienocyclopenta-thienothiophene (DTCTT), coupled with benzothiadiazole, are prepared and their solid-state structures are investigated. They display a rich variety of solid phases ranging from amorphous glass states to crystalline states, upon changes in the central aromatic core and side group structures. Most notably, the DTCTT-based derivatives showed reversible crystal-to-crystal phase transitions in heating and cooling cycles. Unlike what has been seen in π−conjugated molecules variable temperature XRD revealed that structural change occurs continuously during the transition. A columnar self-assembled structure with slip-stacked π−π interaction is proposed to be involved in the solid-state. This research provides the evidence of unique structural behavior of the DTCTT-based molecules through the detailed structural analysis. This unique structural transition paves the way for these materials to have self-healing of crystal defects, leading to improved optoelectronic properties.
KAUST Department:
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
Citation:
Abe Y, Savikhin V, Yin J, Grimsdale AC, Soci C, et al. (2017) Unique Reversible Crystal-to-Crystal Phase Transition – Structural and Functional Properties of Fused Ladder Thienoarenes. Chemistry of Materials. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01226.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
Chemistry of Materials
Issue Date:
15-Aug-2017
DOI:
10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01226
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0897-4756; 1520-5002
Sponsors:
GI-WAXS measurement was undertaken on the use of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515. Additionally, we gratefully acknowledge Dr. Sandra Desvergne-Bléneau (Xenocs, Sassenage, France) who performed temperature variable SWAXS. We also gratefully acknowledge Dr. Bruno Donnadieu (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at National University of Singapore) for his assistance of single-crystal XRD and Dr. Francesco Maddalena (School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University) for his thoughtful discussion and suggestions. Victoria Savikhin is supported by the Department of Defense (DoD) through the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) Program.
Additional Links:
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01226
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dc.contributor.authorAbe, Yuichiroen
dc.contributor.authorSavikhin, Victoriaen
dc.contributor.authorYin, Junen
dc.contributor.authorGrimsdale, Andrew C.en
dc.contributor.authorSoci, Cesareen
dc.contributor.authorToney, Michael F.en
dc.contributor.authorLam, Yeng Mingen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-21T06:28:05Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-21T06:28:05Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-15en
dc.identifier.citationAbe Y, Savikhin V, Yin J, Grimsdale AC, Soci C, et al. (2017) Unique Reversible Crystal-to-Crystal Phase Transition – Structural and Functional Properties of Fused Ladder Thienoarenes. Chemistry of Materials. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01226.en
dc.identifier.issn0897-4756en
dc.identifier.issn1520-5002en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01226en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625369-
dc.description.abstractDonor-acceptor type molecules based on fused ladder thienoarenes, indacenodithiophene (IDT) and dithienocyclopenta-thienothiophene (DTCTT), coupled with benzothiadiazole, are prepared and their solid-state structures are investigated. They display a rich variety of solid phases ranging from amorphous glass states to crystalline states, upon changes in the central aromatic core and side group structures. Most notably, the DTCTT-based derivatives showed reversible crystal-to-crystal phase transitions in heating and cooling cycles. Unlike what has been seen in π−conjugated molecules variable temperature XRD revealed that structural change occurs continuously during the transition. A columnar self-assembled structure with slip-stacked π−π interaction is proposed to be involved in the solid-state. This research provides the evidence of unique structural behavior of the DTCTT-based molecules through the detailed structural analysis. This unique structural transition paves the way for these materials to have self-healing of crystal defects, leading to improved optoelectronic properties.en
dc.description.sponsorshipGI-WAXS measurement was undertaken on the use of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515. Additionally, we gratefully acknowledge Dr. Sandra Desvergne-Bléneau (Xenocs, Sassenage, France) who performed temperature variable SWAXS. We also gratefully acknowledge Dr. Bruno Donnadieu (Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science at National University of Singapore) for his assistance of single-crystal XRD and Dr. Francesco Maddalena (School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University) for his thoughtful discussion and suggestions. Victoria Savikhin is supported by the Department of Defense (DoD) through the National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG) Program.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01226en
dc.rightsThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Chemistry of Materials, copyright © American Chemical Society after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b01226.en
dc.titleUnique Reversible Crystal-to-Crystal Phase Transition – Structural and Functional Properties of Fused Ladder Thienoarenesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalChemistry of Materialsen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionInterdisciplinary Graduate School, Nanyang Technological University, Singaporeen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798en
dc.contributor.institutionEnergy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N), Nanyang Technological University, Singaporeen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singaporeen
kaust.authorSoci, Cesareen
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