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Hexyl-Substituted Oligoselenophenes with central Tetrafluorophenylene units: synthesis, characterisation and application in organic field effect transistors

Crouch, D.J. and Skabara, P.J. and Heeney, M. and McCulloch, I. and Sparrowe, D. and Coles, S.J. and Hursthouse, M.B. (2008) Hexyl-Substituted Oligoselenophenes with central Tetrafluorophenylene units: synthesis, characterisation and application in organic field effect transistors. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 29 (22). pp. 1839-1843. ISSN 1022-1336

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Abstract

A series of selenophene oligomers incorporating conjugated fluorinated phenylene units have been synthesised as potential semiconductor materials for organic field-effect transistors (OFETs). X-ray crystallography shows that the molecules are held in close proximity by several short intermolecular contacts, making them ideal candidates for OFET applications.