A self-threading polythiophene: Defect-free insulated molecular wires endowed with long effective conjugation length

Kazunori Sugiyasu, Yoshihito Honsho, Ryan M. Harrison, Akira Sato, Takeshi Yasuda, Shu Seki, Masayuki Takeuchi

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Abstract

Herein, we report on a self-threading polythiophene whose conjugated molecular wire is sheathed within its own cyclic side chains. The defect-free insulating layer prevents electronic cross-communication between the adjacent polythiophene backbone even in the solid film. Notably, the covalently linked cyclic side chains extend the effective conjugation length of the interior polythiophene backbone, which results in an excellent intrawire hole mobility of 0.9 cm2 V-1 s-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14754-14756
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume132
Issue number42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 27
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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