H-shaped oligothiophenes with low band gaps and amphoteric redox properties
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Chemical Science Program
Homogeneous Catalysis Laboratory (HCL)
KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractH-shaped bridged oligothiophenes HT-1 and HT-2 were synthesized by two different approaches. Different from normal oligothiophenes, HT-1 and HT-2 showed low band gaps and amphoteric redox behaviors due to intramolecular charge transfer, which is further supported by time-dependent DFT calculations. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
SponsorsWe acknowledge financial support from AcRF Tier 1 FRC grants R-143-000-444-112, R-143-000-412-112, and R-143-000-370-112 to C.C. and from KAUST baseline funding to K.-W.H.
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)