High-Performance Air-Stable Ambipolar Organic Field-Effect Transistor Based on Tris(phthalocyaninato) Europium(III)



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A novel sandwich-type tris(phthalocyaninato) europium triple-decker complex bearing peripheral electron-withdrawing groups (see center of figure) is used to fabricate a field-effect transistor by the quasi-Langmuir–Schaefer method. The air-stable, single-component ambipolar OFET device displays the best carrier properties of a device fabricated by solution processing of a single phthalocyanine derivative so far, which makes the complex very promising for applications in nanoelectronics.