Novel Ladder π-Conjugated Materials—Sila-Pentathienoacenes: Synthesis, Structure, and Electronic Properties (pages 2290–2296)
Dr. Jun-Hua Wan, Wei-Fen Fang, Dr. Zhi-Fang Li, Dr. Xu-Qiong Xiao, Dr. Zheng Xu, Yuan Deng, Li-Hong Zhang, Prof. Jian-Xiong Jiang, Prof. Hua-Yu Qiu, Dr. Lian-Bin Wu and Prof. Guo-Qiao Lai
Version of Record online: 28 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/asia.201000287
Mind the gap! A novel series of ladder π-conjugated materials, sila-pentathienoacenes (Si-PTA), are synthesized and characterized. Si-PTA have different optical and electrochemical properties compared with analogous ladder compounds. Si-PTA is therefore a promising building block in π-conjugated polymers and oligomers in field-effect transistors and photovoltaic applications.