Difluorinated 6,13-Bis(triisopropylsilylethynyl)pentacene: Synthesis, crystallinity, and charge-transport properties

Chang Hyun Kim, Htay Hlaing, Marcia M. Payne, Sean R. Parkin, John E. Anthony, Ioannis Kymissis

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Fluorination has been demonstrated to improve stability and processing in thiophene-containing small-molecule semiconductors. Here, the impact of partial fluorination on these parameters in a pentacene derivative is examined. Although the improvement in photostability is not as dramatic, there is a clear improvement in the stability of the chromophore upon fluorination. The improvement in processability is more dramatic; devices formed by spin-coating with the fluorinated derivative perform substantially better than those formed from the nonfluorinated compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1251-1257
Number of pages7
Issue number6
StatePublished - Apr 27 2015

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  • charge transport
  • crystal structure
  • organic field-effect transistors
  • pentacenes
  • semiconductors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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