Dithiophene-fused tetracyanonaphthoquinodimethanes (DTTNAPs) were synthesized and evaluated as n-channel organic semiconductors. DTTNAPs, regardless of isomeric structures and substituents, have low-lying LUMO energy levels (∼4.6 eV below the vacuum level), suitable for stable n-channel field-effect transistors (FETs) under ambient conditions. In fact, α-DTTNAP derivatives afforded solution-processed FETs showing an electron mobility of 10-3 cm2 V-1 s-1, indicating that DTTNAPs are a potential molecular framework for n-channel organic semiconductors.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry