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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry