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Molecules 2012, 17(10), 12163-12171; doi:10.3390/molecules171012163
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Synthesis and Characterization of New Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene Derivatives

1,* , 2 and 3,*
1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Taibah University, P.O. Box 30003, Medina Munawarah 41477, Saudi Arabia 2 Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, D-55128 Mainz, Germany 3 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, 639798 Singapore, Singapore
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Received: 12 September 2012 / Revised: 5 October 2012 / Accepted: 12 October 2012 / Published: 16 October 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Macromolecules: Chemistry, Medicinal and Functional Materials)
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Abstract

Three derivatives of thieno[3,2-b]thiophene end-capped with phenyl units have been synthesized and characterized by MALDI TOF mass spectroscopy, elemental analysis, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). All compounds were prepared using Pd-catalyzed Stille or Suzuki coupling reactions. Optical measurements and thermal analysis revealed that these compounds are promising candidates for p-type organic semiconductor applications.
Keywords: thieno[3,2-b]thiophene; 2,5-dibromothieno[3,2-b]thiophene; 4-dodecyl-phenylboronic acid; 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenylboronic acid thieno[3,2-b]thiophene; 2,5-dibromothieno[3,2-b]thiophene; 4-dodecyl-phenylboronic acid; 4-(trifluoromethyl)phenylboronic acid
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Ahmed, M.O.; Pisula, W.; Mhaisalkar, S.G. Synthesis and Characterization of New Thieno[3,2-b]thiophene Derivatives. Molecules 2012, 17, 12163-12171.

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