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Title: N-type organic semiconductors based on π-deficient pentacenequinones : synthesis, electronic structures, molecular packing, and thin film transistors
Authors: Liang, Z
Tang, Q
Liu, J
Li, J
Yan, F 
Miao, Q
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Source: Chemistry of materials, 2010, v. 22, no. 23, p. 6438-6443 How to cite?
Journal: Chemistry of materials 
Abstract: Quinones are well-known as organic oxidizing reagents in organic synthesis and biological systems, but their ability of accepting electrons was rarely explored in connection with n-type organic semiconductors. Here, we report a comprehensive study on two groups of π-deficient pentacenequinones, fluorinated pentacenequinones and N-heteropentacenequinones, highlighting their electronic structures,molecular packing, and n-channel thin film transistors. It is found that replacingH atoms of pentacenequinone with F atoms or replacing C atoms with N can lower the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital (LUMO) energy level of pentacenequinone to yield n-type organic semiconductors with the field effect mobility up to higher than 0.1 cm2V-1s-1 in thin film transistors. A comparison between the two groups of quinones in terms of their electronic structures and molecular packing has led to interesting findings on the roles of electron-withdrawing moieties in tuning frontier molecular orbitals and p-stacking. Another interesting finding on the molecular packing is the quadruple weak hydrogen bonds, which link the neighboring p-stacks of quinones. This study suggests that π-deficient quinones would be a general design for n-type organic semiconductors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/24882
ISSN: 0897-4756
DOI: 10.1021/cm102681p
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