Effects of alkyl chain positioning on conjugated polymer microstructure and field-effect mobilities
AuthorsSchroeder, Bob C.
Nielsen, Christian B.
Anthopoulos, Thomas D.
KAUST DepartmentPhysical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Division
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AbstractSolubilizing alkyl chains play a crucial role in the design of semiconducting polymers because they define the materials solubility and processability as well as both the crystallinity and solid-state microstructure. In this paper, we present a scarcely explored design approach by attaching the alkyl side chains on one side (cis-) or on both sides (trans-) of the conjugated backbone. We further investigate the effects of this structural modification on the solid-state properties of the polymers and on the charge-carrier mobilities in organic thin-film transistors. Copyright © Materials Research Society 2015
CitationSchroeder BC, Nielsen CB, Westacott P, Smith J, Rossbauer S, et al. (2015) Effects of alkyl chain positioning on conjugated polymer microstructure and field-effect mobilities. MRS Communications 5: 435–440. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2015.49.
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)