Next Article in Journal
Preparation of Dispersed Platinum Nanoparticles on a Carbon Nanostructured Surface Using Supercritical Fluid Chemical Deposition
Next Article in Special Issue
New Development in the Preparation of Micro/Nano-Wires of Molecular (Magnetic) Conductors
Previous Article in Journal
Toward High-Performance Coatings for Biomedical Devices: Study on Plasma-Deposited Fluorocarbon Films and Ageing in PBS
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Materials 2010, 3(3), 1533-1558;

Azine- and Azole-Functionalized Oligo´ and Polythiophene Semiconductors for Organic Thin-Film Transistors

Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois, 60208, USA
Polyera Corporation, 8045 Lamon Avenue, Skokie, Illinois, 60077, USA
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 1 February 2010 / Revised: 26 February 2010 / Accepted: 1 March 2010 / Published: 3 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organic Electronic Materials)
Full-Text   |   PDF [970 KB, uploaded 3 March 2010]   |  


In the organic electronics research field, several strategies have been used to modulate the transport properties of thiophene-derived semiconductors via sequential functionalization of their π-conjugated cores. This review summarizes the major design and synthetic strategies for tuning thiophene-containing small molecule and polymer properties by introducing electron-deficient nitrogen-containing azine and azole moieties. Several examples are presented which elucidate the structural, optical, and electronic consequences of incorporating these electron-deficient fragments in the conjugated skeletons, particularly relating to applications in organic thin-film transistors. View Full-Text
Keywords: azine; azole; thiophene; organic field-effect transistors azine; azole; thiophene; organic field-effect transistors

Graphical abstract

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Ortiz, R.P.; Yan, H.; Facchetti, A.; Marks, T.J. Azine- and Azole-Functionalized Oligo´ and Polythiophene Semiconductors for Organic Thin-Film Transistors. Materials 2010, 3, 1533-1558.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top