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Record High Electron Mobility of 6.3 cm2V−1s−1 Achieved for Polymer Semiconductors Using a New Building Block




A new electron acceptor building block, 3,6-di(pyridin-2-yl)pyrrolo[3,4-c ]pyrrole-1,4(2H ,5H)-dione (DBPy), is used to construct a donor-acceptor polymer, PDBPyBT. This polymer exhibits a strong self-assembly capability, to form highly crystalline and oriented thin films with a short π–π stacking distance of 0.36 nm. PDBPyBT shows ambipolar charge-transport performance in organic thin-film transistors, reaching a record high electron-mobility value of 6.30 cm2 V−1 s−1.